BCFS believes in families. As we serve Kentucky’s children every day, we want to make sure they are being cared for and properly looked after. Every child deserves a safe, loving home, and we are committed to strengthening home environments, especially if a child doesn’t need to be taken away from the family.
Our Family Preservation Program is about keeping families together. We help families in imminent danger of having a child removed from the home and placed in state-funded care. Our goal is to prevent unnecessary removal through intensive, on-site interventions, to teach families the skills they need to prevent future occurrences of abuse and neglect, and to reduce the length of stay in out-of-home care for the child/children.
Solutions Based Casework Model is a child welfare practice model based on three theoretical foundations:
Buckhorn provides FPP services in the Cumberland Region area of Kentucky, with offices in Somerset and Corbin. Services are provided through a short term, intensive, in-home crisis intervention resource based on the Solutions Based Casework Model.
Our staff upholds the following values and beliefs of the Solutions Based Casework Model:
Stabilize the crisis
which put the family at risk.
Keep the child, family, and community safe
by defusing the potential for violence (physical, sexual, emotional/verbal abuse).
Help families develop
the skills, competencies, and resources they need to handle future crisis situations more effectively.
Meet or exceed the objectives
for Child Safety, Permanency, and Child and Family Well-being.
Service components are utilized to prevent unnecessary placement of children, maintain children safely in their home, and facilitate the safe and timely return home for a child or children in placement.
Families are referred to the Family Preservation Program by the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and receive:
Services are provided at no cost to the family and are paid for by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
BCFS services are voluntary to the family, and the client has the right to decline these services at any time. However, the program may be required to be completed per your DCBS case plan. Contact your DCBS worker if you are unsure about participating in our program.
Buckhorn staff engages the family in a holistic and interactive assessment to identify their strengths and capabilities, as well as their needs. Services provided are goal-directed and unique to each family. BCFS staff is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to the families referred for services.
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