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Family Health & Support Network, Inc, (FHSN) is a private, non-profit 501 C (3) organization. Our goal is to provide superior human services to at-risk children and families through our state licensed treatment foster care Agency and other community-based programs benefiting this population within a caring and compassionate network.The goal of our treatment foster care program is to provide a stable placement for children who can benefit from a family-based program with enriched support. Our foster parents are the primary treatment providers. Consequently, FHSN utilizes the P.R.I.D.E. (Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education) model of training that is designed to strengthen the quality of family foster care and adoption services by developing and supporting resource (foster and adoptive) families as partner in child protection. Our focus is to provide effective therapeutic intervention within an environment optimal for change. Treatment for the most part is strength based and behaviorally oriented. We believe that focusing on the strengths and potential of children empowers the development of confidence. Through encouraging, supporting and pushing our children, it is the goal that children value themselves, make the most of opportunities and resources, and find vision for their future. We further desire to help our children learn interdependence by encouraging the development of quality relationships that foster life-long support. Family Health & Support Network values the relationships our children in foster care hold dear. We are proactive in preparing our children for reunification with their families when possible, or to provide permanency through legal guardianship, adoption or a long-term placement alternative.
By providing extensive support and training to our foster parents, ongoing treatment for our children, and a well-trained and professional staff, our program offers at-risk children in foster care hope and a chance for success.
Our minor dependent program is focused on children, age 0-18 who have been removed from their homes as victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Family Health & Support Network, Inc. also accepts non-minor dependents, age 18-21 in our AB12 program.
We recognize that we cannot do it all on our own. Therefore we rely on the help and support of the community to ensure optimal services are provided to the precious lives that have been entrusted in our care.
1) To attract, develop and maintain quality staff and foster families who have a genuine interest and commitment to our children in foster care;
2) To provide children who have been detained/removed from their families with a safe and stable family/home environment;
3) To help our children achieve permanency through reunification, adoption assistance, or through a stable foster home environment;
4) To help our children develop trust, a sense of belonging, healthy identity, self-esteem, a passionate and positive outlook on life, teamwork and social skills, and other qualities that contribute to healthy adulthood;
5) To help our children strive educationally and vocationally and to generally help them develop skills and practices necessary to succeed as responsible adults; and
6) To advocate for the needs of children in foster care, and to increase awareness and support for their needs in the surrounding communities.
- Sandra Austin
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