East Bay Family Preservation Program
The East Bay Family Preservation Program provides two programs – Family Reclaim and CAPIT (Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment). Both are home and office based intensive programs. Family Reclaim serves families referred from Alameda County SSA-CPS. These are families who are involved in the child welfare system. The other program- CAPIT serves families who self-refer or are referred by community based organizations, medical offices or schools. Family Preservation Programs seek to expand families’ awareness, reduce stressors and build upon family’s strengths in order to keep families functioning and children safe. The focal point of these programs is to offer services to families that will alleviate challenges that interfere with providing their children with a healthy and thriving life experience. We know that raising children brings joy as well as challenges. The Family Preservation Program continues to offer services to help children and their families thrive.
- All Family Preservation Program services are at no cost to the families and are confidential.
- Services are available in English and Spanish, and can be provided in other languages through interpretation services.
- Social workers support families to address and make referrals for community resources based their needs.
How do our social workers support our families?
Family Preservation social workers work intensively, alongside the families to assess ways in which to best support their needs. The social worker’s goal is to create a plan of action; outlining steps in order to achieve the desired outcomes. By providing families with this ongoing support, families can then focus on working towards meeting their goals and devoting time to the family.
What kinds of things are addressed?
Some areas that the social workers may help the families address and make referrals to include:
- child growth and development
- child behavior management
- advocacy for education and literacy
- parenting methods
- referrals to housing resources
- access to healthcare and community based resources
- depression or other health concerns
- social engagements
- referrals for alcohol and/or substance abuse
- domestic violence
- money management
- referrals for resume/job preparation
How can families participate in the program?
Referrals are welcome from community partners in Northern Alameda County. Please contact Acting Program Director La Donna Daily @ firstname.lastname@example.org.