The Family Center’s child welfare program, Family Net/ Family Connections is an evidence-based intervention designed to prevent child maltreatment. We work with families, in their homes and communities, to address child and family safety and risk concerns. We work with families to ensure that they have the support and resources to meet the needs of their children.
Family Net/ Family Connections emphasizes engaging families to create an alliance that respects cultural differences. Keeping families stronger, longer, Family Net/ Family Connections’ goal is to minimize the issues that place children at-risk for out-of-home placement.
Family Net/ Family Connections serves children and families in Central Brooklyn. Our services are FREE and include:
Comprehensive Family Assessments
Identify behaviors related to risk
Outcome Driven Service Plan
Tailored to meet the specific needs of the family
In-home & Community-based Interventions
Utilize a strengths-based and collaborative approach
Help families reach goals quickly in 4-8 months
Educational Advocacy & Childcare Referrals
Connections to licensed NYC providers
Early Intervention Programming
Special emphasis on ensuring that children have the resources to meet their developmental milestones
For adults & children, with a focus on the use of play therapy to help young children connect with, and manage, their feelings
Includes groups that cover women & teen empowerment, as well as parenting journeys
Concrete & Emergency Services
Access to other Family Center Services
Family Net/ Family Connections serve clients referred to us by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, which generously funds this program. We also accept referrals from community-based organizations, schools and self-referrals.
If you would like to participate in Family Net/ Family Connections, please contact Director Paula Benjamin Howard at (718) 230-1379 ext. 110 or email her.