Child Abuse Prevention

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    Programs, often offered in the schools or in other community settings, that attempt to protect children from physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse or exploitation through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on children of various ages, parents, people who work with children and/or the community at large. The sessions may offer suggestions for children and/or parents regarding ways of avoiding or handling an abusive or potentially abusive situation and/or information about the indicators and incidence of abuse, requirements for reporting abuse and community resources that are available to children who have been abused and to their families.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Education/Prevention ServicesParsons' 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.AlbanyPREVENTION PROGRAMSPARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER
    Education/Prevention ServicesPrevention Services are provided to families with children "at risk" of foster care placement. The goal of Prevention Services is to ensure the safety of the child and seek to preserve, support and strengthen the family unit by preventing child abuse and neglect, reducing the number of placements into foster care for children receiving prevention services, and promoting the optimal health, well-being and development of children.AlbanyPREVENTION SERVICES PROGRAMALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
    Helpline/Hotline ServicesChild protective services including operation of the state central register for child abuse and maltreatment. Also offers preventive services for children and families.RensselaerCHILD ABUSENEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
    Mental Health ServicesSexual Trauma and Recovery Services provides a range of free and confidential services to all victims of sexual assault in Washington County. STARS has a 24/7 hotline, and provides crisis intervention, short-term counseling, information and referrals. Support is available whether the assault occurred several hours ago or many years ago.WashingtonS.T.A.R.S. (SEXUAL TRAUMA AND RECOVERY SERVICES)SEXUAL TRAUMA AND RECOVERY SERVICES FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY
    Parent/Family Support ServicesThe Parent Effectiveness and Intervention Program is classroom-based parent education with intensive in-home intervention provided. Each twelve-week group is led by an experienced clinician-facilitator and includes assessment, consultation, counseling, skill building and support and eight weeks of office-based psycho-educational group and in-home intervention that focuses on specific parenting issues. PEIP provides thes services to parents-guardians who have a history of child protective involvement, or who are at risk for child protective involvement, or who have been identified by the Department of Social Services, the Department of Probation or other service providers as having the ability to benefit from improved parenting skills. PEIP assists in reducing the risk of further maltreatment (abuse-neglect) by providing parents-guardians with skills and tools that will help them improve their choices-behaviors in their interactions with their children.SchenectadyPARENT EFFECTIVENESS AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM (PEIP)NORTHEAST PARENT AND CHILD SOCIETY
    Protective ServicesChild Preventive Services is a program which serves families with severe and multiple problems to improve family functioning so that children can remain in their own home and avoid foster care. Early intervention and adolescent preventive services are provided. Preventive services caseworkers assess and manage the cases.WashingtonCHILD PREVENTIVE SERVICESWASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)

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