PSSF Family Support 
Prevention Early Intervention (FSS/PEI)

Prevention and Early Intervention services are voluntary, short-term, in-home or center-based family supports and services offered to help families identify and address problematic family issues, strengthen families’ protective capacities and reduce risk to prevent CPS intervention. 

Prevention and Early Intervention services often target families based on common characteristics, needs or circumstances, such as, but not limited to:
  • Pregnant and parenting teens
  • Victims of domestic violence and their children
  • Families with children who have special needs
  • Caregivers affected by substance abuse, mental health, cognitive disabilities 
Prevention and Early Intervention Service Requirements
  1. Initial Family Assessment & Service Plan
  2. Case Management
  3. Parent Education/Parent Training limited to the following evidence-based curricula:
    • Incredible Years
    • Strengthening Families
    • Triple P: Positive Parenting Program
    • STEP: Systemic Training for Effective Parenting
    • Nurturing Parenting Program
Based on needs identified by the Family Assessment and goals identified by the family, additional supports and services may be necessary to address challenges, gaps or barriers that reduce the effectiveness of required services in preventing child abuse and neglect for identified target population.  These may include:
  • Family life skills such as budgeting, housekeeping, etc.
  • Transportation
  • Mentoring
  • Behavior Management
  • Substance abuse recovery support
  • Job skills/vocational training
  • Therapy
  • Support groups
  • After-school supervision and/or enrichment activities
  • Emergency childcare
  • Educational supports