Some benefits of the EPIC Family Program include parent education classes, case management and resource referral. Therapy and group counseling can make a nice addition to your family's healing journey.
The FCCS EPIC Family Program works with families who:
- have an “open case” with CSD/ Child Protective Services (CPS) and/or whose children remain at home (called "Family Maintenance" or "Family Preservation")
- have an "open case" with CSD/CPS and have a family plan requiring parenting classes, counseling / therapy or other family intervention services.
- have children who have returned home from out-of-home (kinship or other foster ) care and would like transitional assistance
- want frequent services to support increased positive social, emotional and behavioral functioning within the family and community.
EPIC services may also be provided in the community, a relative’s home, or the FCCS office, as appropriate for safety and confidentiality.
These services may be voluntary or Court-ordered. EPIC services may include: - non-judgmental identification and resolution of issues that brought the family into contact with the service system - plan for prevention of re-entry into state custody, where applicable - safety / action plans that address the “how” aspect of change - identification and use of individual and family strengths to problem-solve and succeed in established goals - participation in support groups to meet other parents with similar success-oriented goals, if desired (some Court orders may mandate support group attendance) - case management services, where applicable - resource and referral to other services that may assist the family
If you would like more information about the EPIC Family Program, please contact us.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.