Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley
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Outreach Prevention Program


Outreach Prevention Program



The Outreach Prevention Program provides intensive in-home counseling, case management, and is based on the evidenced based practiced of intergrading Solution Focused Therapy and Targeted Case Management. Structured interventions which promote life skills development, parenting skills, children's academic success, and family unification, and stabilization of mental health symptoms.

This project is a collaborative among FSA NEPA and the following organizations:

  • Luzerne County Court System
  • Luzerne County Children and Youth Services

  • FSAWV's Intensive Outreach Prevention Program is designed to serve youth and families that are in a chronic state of crisis and are at risk for (re)placement in an out-of home setting, and/or future involvement with the legal system.

    What will the Outreach Prevention Program Do?
  • Provide intensive in-home counseling
  • Targeted Case Management
  • Advocates for the child and family


  • Also
  • Promote Life Skills Development
  • Stabilizations of Mental Health Symptoms
  • Consults with service providers
  • Arranges crisis assistance


  • Crisis Management
  • Program personnel will be accessible to the youth and his/her family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


  • Principles
  • Meets the individual needs of the child and family
  • Services will recognize that the family is the primary support for the youth
  • See that services are delivered in the youth's home community
  • All services are planned and coordinated between the family and providers
  • Services are provided in the least restrictive setting


  • Program Description

    Goals
  • Help sustain a youth in his or her home
  • Assist the youth and their family in developing healthy resilience
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Strength based, family focused approach
  • Life Skills training that will increase pro-social behavior and recreation opportunities


  • Eligibility
    This program is available to youth ages 10-18 that are residents of Luzerne County.
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    Program participants are referred through the Office of Juvenile Probation, Children & Youth or any other community agency. Initial information such as presenting problem, psychosocial history and permanency goal should be available at time of referral.

    At the time of intake, potential program participants and family members will meet with the program supervisor to discuss their goals and ambitions and ensure that this program is a good fit for each youth and their family.

    For more information, please contact:

    Amy Freeman, MSW, LCSW-Chief Program Officer at 570-823-5144, ext. 370
    Lisa Vandermark, Therapist at 570-823-5144 ext. 326