Building Resilient Families
Building Better a Family Life
Building Resilient Families (“BRF”) is a family support service that assists in promoting and building resilience within the family unit through a continuum of family-centered services tailored to the client.
The program is a home visitation program that focuses on parent education, resources, and referrals for parents who have been involved in the Department of Child Safety system and have successfully exited the system.
Support that Lasts a Lifetime
The Building Resilient Families program is an Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) contracted program for parents of children who have been involved with or investigated by DCS. It is designed to work with the whole family, providing comprehensive support. Families are referred within Maricopa County.
Services that Promote Family Stability
A New Leaf’s Building Resilient Families program serves all of Maricopa County and services provided range from one-to-four months in length. Dedicated staff members work with families through a process designed to promote family stability and long-term success.
A common cycle of services is as follows:
- Needs Assessment: Needs assessment is conducted with family to identify the family’s basic needs, concerns and/or stressors and to develop with the family a service plan that will help them address these needs.
- Family Support and Assistance: The Family Support Worker (FSW) shares a vital role and coordinates with the family, develops an individualized service plan and ensures the identified services and supports are put into place for the child and family.
- Engaging Families in Community Services: FSW provides support systems by making referrals of community resources for parents and assisting them in linking families successfully with aiding community resources.
Services are provided in a variety of locations depending on the client.