The goal of this program is to maintain the parent-child relationship and other family attachments and reduce the sense of abandonment children experience at placement. This program focuses on enhancing the parent’s ability to adequately and appropriately care for and relate to the child, helping the parent(s) to develop appropriate parenting behaviors, and identify and resolve problems before and after children return home.
This program works with families referred from Rock County Human Services to maintain safety in homes where children are at risk for removal. This program addresses a wide range of issues including safety, parenting, household management, nutrition, safe and stable housing, service acquisition, education, employment, medical, mental health and substance abuse.
Parents Supporting Parents is an evidence – based model aimed at empowering parents with lived child welfare experience as mentors to parents currently involved with the child welfare system. This group of parents serves as a model of hope and source of support for parents currently experiencing child welfare. It is parents with lived experience that will help to shape services and systems to promote child safety, permanency, and family well-being.
This program serves youth and adults referred from Rock County’s Comprehensive Community Services Program. Staff meet one-on-one with clients struggling in various aspects of their life. Staff use goal-oriented interventions to support the youths’ care plan, and at times support the parents in enhancing the parent-child relationship. Interventions may include social skills, emotional regulation, anger management, independent living skills, and behavior management.