Support and Stabilization

Serving children and youth ages 4 to 19 and their families, the Support and Stabilization program is designed to prevent the need for out-of-home placement and/or to provide focused aftercare support for children and youth when they need it most: after discharge from a treatment environment, when transitioning home.

Children and families in the child welfare and behavioral health systems are most vulnerable when they are expected to break old ties and establish new, trusting treatment relationships. In many cases, it makes sense for a provider who has built an effective relationship with a child and family during an out-of-home placement to remain connected with them through the transition home in order to offer ongoing support.

Stabilization and permanency are the ultimate goals of our Support and Stabilization Program. We assess each child’s situation through the lens of child-focused, family-centered and culturally competent practice, with a reverence for the primacy of family; a commitment to working with families as partners; and a belief in the power of building on the strengths and resiliency of those we serve.