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Outreach Prevention Program
The Outreach Prevention Program provides intensive in-home counseling, case management, and is based on the evidenced based practiced of Targeted Case Management. Structured interventions which promote life skills development, parenting skills, children's academic success, 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
FSA NEPA 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
Promote Life Skills Development
Stabilizations of Mental Health Symptoms
Consults with service providers
Arranges crisis assistance
Program personnel will be accessible to the youth and his/her family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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
All services are planned and coordinated between the family and providers
Services are provided in the least restrictive setting
Help sustain a youth in his or her home
Assist the youth and their family in developing healthy resilience
Strength based, family focused approach
Life Skills training that will increase pro-social behavior and recreation opportunities
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:
Jessica Ives Case Management & Community Program Supervisor @ 570-823-5144 ext. 348
Dan Grullon Targeted Case Manager @ 570-823-5144 ext. 325
Luke Ruseskas, M.Ed. Clinician @ 570-823-5144 ext. 326