We advocate for family and cultural preservation by collaborating with Hennepin County to implement a new in-home treatment pilot that aims to keep infants and children at home while parents engage in trauma and attachment focused programming.
Hennepin In-Home Recovery Pilot
Our two teams are trained in the Family Based Recovery model by Yale. The objective is to reduce out-of-home placements when parental substance use is the primary concern, thereby also reducing racial disparities in out-of-home placement. It is important to address the historical and ongoing effects of systemic oppression, and this pilot aims to prevent child removal and limit the trauma-inducing nature of child welfare involvement.
Currently, only families with active CPS cases are eligible. If a family with an open case in Hennepin County is interested in participating, a request needs to be made to the family’s child protection worker.
More can be read about the research at https://www.casey.org/family-based-recovery/