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Child Welfare Services

Child Welfare Services

Family Treatment Coordinators (FTC) work with parents involved in the child welfare system who are experi­encing substance use and/or mental health prob­lems and are at risk of losing their children. Family Treatment Coordinators assess and link clients to treatment/services and provide case management services until the client is engaged in the services.

The Family Intensive Treatment Team (FITT) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are comprehen­sive in-home treatment and case management program that provides help to parents involved with child welfare (DCF/CPC) due to substance misuse and/or mental health problems. Peer Recov­ery Specialists are also used in the FITT Program to provide support and help families connect with the world of positive sober support in their local community.

FITT Lite provides services to families who have substance abuse concerns, particularly parents of children age 0-1, involved in child welfare. These families have an above average risk for neglect, abuse, and inability to have sufficient resources for food or housing.