Family Preservation Helped Save David’s Family
David will never forget his 8th birthday. He and his sister Maya woke up early before school to put up balloons and Star Wars decorations. His mother promised him a chocolate cake. David never had a chance to make a wish or blow out his candles. His father showed up intoxicated and threatened violence.
Without effective intervention from JFCS’ Family Preservation team, this type of incident can lead to a level of emotional overload that places children and family members in harm’s way.
JFCS’ Family Preservation team offers home-based counseling and support services for at-risk families like David’s. A highly-trained family preservation therapist went to David’s home, assessed their situation, and created a safety plan for his mother and siblings. Read more…
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