AUBERLE CHANGES LIVES
through community based prevention and stabilization services
Homebuilders works with high-risk families involved with the child protective services system. The goal of the program is to remove the risk of harm to the child instead of removing the child. The program gives families the chance to learn new behaviors, and helps them make better choices for their children. Child safety is ensured through small caseloads, program intensity, and 24-hour a day service availability.
Intervention at the crisis point: Client families are seen within 24 hours of referral
Treatment in the natural setting: Almost all services take place in the client’s home or the community
Accessibility and Responsiveness: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call. Families are given as much time as they need, when they need it; allowing for close monitoring of potentially dangerous situations.
Intensity: Services are time-limited and concentrated in a period targeted at 4 weeks. The service is designed to resolve the immediate crisis, and teach the skills necessary for the family to remain together. Each family receives an average of 40 to 50 hours of direct service.
Flexibility: Services are provided when and where families
REFERRALS: Referrals are currently being taken via phone by BRENDA BUTLER-CROSBY at 412-673-5856 ext. 1207
STOP NOW AND PLAN (SNAP®)
SNAP® is designed for children ages 6-11 who have been having behavior difficulties at home, school, or in the community. SNAP® helps children and parents effectively deal with anger by teaching them how to respond in a way that makes their problems seem smaller, not bigger. With practice, children and parents are able to stop, calm down, and generate positive solutions at the “snap of their fingers.
Developed by the Child Development Institute in Toronto, the program includes group sessions with fun and interactive activities; individualized support provided by a SNAP® Child Worker; school advocacy; a homework club; crisis intervention; and victim restitution. Additionally, parents meet weekly to learn more effective child management techniques and how to help their child, as well as connect with other parents who face similar challenges.