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The PSSF program was recognized by the Appalachian Judicial Circuit for its dedication and support for families in Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens counties at their quarterly stakeholders meeting on October 30, 2015.
Pictured left to right: John Blend (Goshen Valley Foundation), Andrea Gibby (Appalachian Children’s Center), Judge Jan Wheeler, Judge John Worcester, Roger Hubbard (PSSF Grant Manager), Deb Farrell (PSSF Senior Technical Advisor), Judge Brenda Weaver, and Dianne Scoggins (Appalachian CASA).
Welcome to Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF)
Georgia's Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program provides federal child welfare funding,
training and technical assistance to help build state and community capacity to meet the needs
of families at risk of child welfare intervention and families in crisis. PSSF targets four types
of families touched by the child welfare system: families at risk and in need of support; families
in crisis where efforts are being made to preserve the family through intensive services; families
where a child has been placed in foster care and the best interest of the child is to be reunified;
and families in need of adoption or post permanency services.
PSSF Program Goals and Objectives
The PSSF program goals and objectives reflect an ongoing commitment to ensuring that families,
communities and organizations have access to the highest quality services and resources needed
to help children and youth grow into healthy, thriving and contributing members of our society.
Goal: To achieve better outcomes for children and families who encounter the child welfare
system by recruiting, training and retaining a coordinated network of community-based, family
centered, outcomes-driven organizations, whose mission is to support and stabilize children,
youth and families.
Strategic Investment of Resources
- Prevent abuse and neglect through supportive family services
- Prevent the unnecessary separation of children from their families through intensive
- Minimize the length of time children remain in foster care through safe and expedient
- Promote permanent placements and support life-long family connections for children and
youth through adoption promotion and post permanency support services.
Title IV-B, Subpart 2, (PSSF) resources are strategically invested to enhance the state capacity
of DFCS to identify and meet the needs of families at the community level and to expand state-funded
child protection and placement service programs.
Federal PSSF resources are allocated in the following percentages:
These federal allocations are further leveraged with matching funds contributed at the local level.
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