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Network of Service and Supports
for Families

Families at greatest risk of entering Georgia's child protection system often have complex and interrelated problems such as poverty, unemployment, domestic violence, substance abuse and teen pregnancy which increase family stressors, impair family functioning and place children in situations where they may be unsafe. Children have the greatest chance for a safe and stable home environment when their parents and caregivers are knowledgeable of and have access to essential supports and services in their own communities.

Georgia's Promoting Safe and Stable Families program reflects the ongoing commitment of the Division of Family and Children Services 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.

Learn more about our Services, Families, and History.

Our Vision

Every child will be secure from abuse and neglect and become a healthy, literate, productive and economically self-sustaining citizen within a nurturing, caring, permanent home environment.

Our Mission

Strengthen Georgia families and remove barriers to child safety, permanency and well-being.

Our Goals

To achieve better outcomes for children and families by recruiting, training and sustaining and coordinated network of community-based, family-centered, outcomes-driven organizations.

PSSF Program Categories

Promoting Safe and Stable Families is designed to build capacity between state, local child welfare agencies and community-based family service agencies to ensure that children and their families have access to comprehensive, high quality prevention and intervention services in each of four broad categories: family support, family preservation, family reunification, and adoption promotion.

Family Support Services:

Primarily community-based preventive activities designed to promote parental competencies and behaviors that will increase the ability of families to successfully nurture their children; enable families to use other resources and opportunities available in the community; create supportive networks to enhance child-rearing abilities of parents and help compensate for the increased social isolation and vulnerability of families; and strengthen parental relationships and promote healthy marriages.

Goal:

Prevent and reduce the risk of child maltreatment by promoting well-being of entire family.

Objectives:

  • To increase parental understanding of child development, increase parental capacity to care for children, reduce risk factors that threaten child safety.
  • To increase family access to and utilization of informal and formal community supports.

Target Population:

Families not known to DFCS; families that were screened out, referred for services, assigned to Family Support, or had an unsubstantiated investigation; or families with prior CPS history (closed but referred for follow-up supports/services).

Summary and Regional Profiles

Each year, summary profiles are compiled on PSSF network activities. These activities are included in the state's Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR). FFY2022 profiles will be completed and posted in April 2023. Click on the links below for profiles from previous years.

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