The PA program stabilize families in need of intervention by providing in-home and group parenting education utilizing para-professional family support and prevention.
The PUP program works to reduce risk factors that contribute to child maltreatment. The PUP program offers an array of support and intervention services via assessments (mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc.), psychological evaluations and counseling providing skills and training to address medical and/or mental health needs.
The WA services provide support to families in crisis and to vulnerable children who are in unsafe environments or circumstances. WA services are comprehensive home-based mental health treatment and case management services designed to provide critical support to Permanency or Family preservation with the intent of promoting safe and stable families and/or early reunification.
WA services are used to support children placed in DFCS foster homes, reunited with birth families, or placed with relative caregivers.
We are all mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. You do not have to be a licensed professional. Anyone who suspects abuse or neglect is required by law to report their suspicion. All calls are confidential, and your identity will not be revealed.
To report child abuse:
If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department; otherwise, call DFCS Child Protective Services at 1-855-GACHILD (422-4453) to report child abuse and/or neglect. Child abuse and/or neglect reports are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week.