What We Provide

 

Single Case Management

Each family who engages with the Wordsworth CUA has ONE Case Manager who works with them to increase their capacity to keep their children safe and healthy.

Case managers visit both the resource homes (and/or other out of home placements) and the biological parents to work towards identified goals with the goal of reunifying the children with their families.

 

In-Home Services

When a family is referred to DHS, sometimes all they need is support through a tough time or guidance on how to handle a particular situation.

When this is the case, and children can safely remain in their own home, we provide “In Home Services” which include regular home visits to check on the parent(s) and children, parenting classes, connecting the adults in the home to supports in their community, individual or family therapy, or other services that may be appropriate.

 

Out of Home Placements & Services

Out of home placements are temporary, last resort solutions when families are facing a crisis or are unable to ensure the safety and well-being of the children. When safety concerns do exist, or if other circumstances make out of home placement necessary, children are placed in certified resource homes (often referred to as foster homes) in their own community.

Case managers visit both the resource homes (and/or other out of home placements) and the biological parents to work towards identified goals with the goal of reunifying the children with their families.

 

Community Engagement

The Wordsworth CUA engages the entire community in the work of strengthening families. A Community Advisory Board oversees the community engagement process and informs the broader work of the CUA to increase family linkages to community supports and resources.

 

Parent Cafes

One way we aim to support and strengthen families is through Parent Cafés, which take place on a monthly basis in comfortable settings throughout the community. Parents in the community gather in small groups and participate in conversations about keeping their families strong, and discussions that enable them to make discoveries leading to personal growth and better parenting.

 

For a schedule of Parent Cafés in your region please call your CUA:

CUA Region 5, (267)766-2000
CUA Region 10, (215)452-5172