KidsPeace is affiliated with the State Wide Adoption Network (SWAN) and provides all adoption services funded and overseen by the Department of Public Welfare. KidsPeace also performs screenings for potential adoptive families and partners with Children's Home Society and Family Services to facilitate adoption of children from other countries.
Services that assist with family reintegration after foster care or residential placement with the goal of ensuring family system stability and minimizing the possibility of children reentering care.
CRR Host Homes
An array of individualized mental health services to children in KidsPeace foster homes licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and the Office of Mental Health and substance Abuse Services.
Behavioral health rehabilitation services for children and families in community-based settings throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania, which empower clients and families to develop skills to function in a healthy, positive manner. These wraparound services emphasize the strengths of clients and deliver care that keeps children in the least restrictive environments.
Sexual Issues Treatment & Education (SITE)
High quality treatment to children and juveniles with sexual issues due to inappropriate behavior or victimization. Treatment integrates cognitive, affective and behavioral approaches in community-based settings.
Assessment services to identify risk factors and treatment recommendations for children and families including violence, fire-setter, risk and caregiver assessments for males and females ages 10-18.
Juvenile Offender Diversion Classes
Services to first-time minor offenders that provide powerful education to divert them from the juvenile justice system.
Fact Sheet 022-0022
Family Group Decision-Making
Innovative programming that provides alternatives to out of home placements through family collaboration on steps to ensure the child's safety and quality care. Focusing on family strengths, FGDM allows the family to devise a plan to keep the child safely at home.
Life Paths: Grief and Loss Support for Delinquent Youth
Assistance to adjudicated delinquents to cognitively and affectively process significant events in their past in order to become more effectively prepared to assume a constructive role in society, outside of the legal system. Life Paths employs the “3-5-7 Model,” which focuses on: 1) Clarification of significant past events; 2) Integration, in a constructive manner, of those past events into the participant’s current life situation; and 3) Actualization, or helping the youth visualize a clearly defined, healthy, non-criminal role in society. Life Paths consist of ten face-to-face sessions with the referred individual.
Therapeutic Out-of-Home Placement (TOP)
A family based alternative to residential or hospital placement, where children reside in foster homes and receive behavioral interventions, individual therapy and clinical support services. Eligible children are under 18, have mental disorders that interfere with age-appropriate functioning and require support to remain in a community setting.
Foster care that enables teen mothers to live with their infants and learn parenting skills in a supervised environment while maintaining educational, social and vocational lives and become independent, nurturing parents.
Therapeutic Out-of-Home Leave
Family-based respite care in a foster home for children who need therapeutic leave from their families for a prescribed number of days each month.
Kinship Care, Interstate Compact Home Studies
Full family studies to recommend approval or disapproval as foster families. The service requires a minimum of 4 visits to the home and filing of background forms, social histories, safety inspections and first aid training.
Diagnostic assessments of children up to age 21 in the less restricted setting of a foster home. The assessment takes between 60 and 90 days and includes psychiatric and psychological evaluations, medical/dental reports, drug/alcohol use evaluations, a comprehensive social history, an educational summary and observations of behavior in the foster home setting.
VirginiaRegular and treatment foster care for children up to age 21 with a wide variety of emotional, medical and behavioral issues. The program also serves pregnant teens and teen mothers.
Fact Sheet 022-0095
KEYS is a Life Skills Training and Education Program for youth transitioning from Foster Care to Independent Living.