What is the Service Array Re-Design?
The Arizona Department of Child Safety is pleased to announce the re-design of Parent Skill-Building Services, that began on July 1, 2021, to include Family Connections and Nurturing Parenting Program.
Our vision of system improvement is to create a service array that is individualized, relevant, engaging, coordinated, consistent and effective, while also bringing the Department into alignment with the FFPSA (Families First Prevention Services Act).
New services offered by the Department will be trauma-informed, integrate family engagement strategies to improve service participation, and be delivered with consistency across providers to ensure that all families are getting the best opportunity to be protective, healthy and strong.
The Department’s goals are to decrease repeated reports to DCS, decrease the number of children entering out-of-home care, and decrease racial disparity in foster care, and increase the percentage of children who leave foster care by reunifying with a parent.
DCS Specialists will be empowered to champion families and provide the needed supports to improve outcomes and strengthen families.