Parsons' Prevention Program provides in home social work services to families identified as having children at risk of foster care placement or who are already in placement with the need for reunification or alternative permanency planning. Services include in-home counseling, advocacy, supervised visitation, permanency planning assessment, education and support groups, collaboration, case management, and information and referral.
The purpose of the service is to reduce the risk of placement of children ages 0-18 or to shorten lengths of stay for those already in placement. Risks include child abuse-neglect issues, juvenile justice involvement, or child behavioral problems. Services are provided in the home at times that are convenient for the family.