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.
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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.
Services are made available in all four program areas through a coordinated network of community-based family serving agencies to:
Pssf typically serves the following types of families:
of children in families served remained safely in their homes
or stable placement at the conclusion of services.
of families completing their individual family service plans met
all or most of their service plan goals.
As a result of participating in PSSF Family Support and Family Preservation services...
Each year, summary profiles are compiled on PSSF network activities. These activities are included in the state's Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR). FFY2018 profiles will be completed and posted in April 2019. Click on the links below for profiles from previous years.