Our Work

Fatherhood Education, Empowerment and Development Program (FEED) FEED is designed to help fathers enhance fathering skills, improve co-parenting relationships and reconnect with their children

Care Coordination and Diversion Program (CCDP) Care Coordination and Diversion Program (CCDP) provides parenting support, coaching and advocacy to severely emotionally disturbed youth and their families. By utilizing the child and family team meeting process, formal and informal resources are identified and directed towards preventing youth’s placement in a psychiatric residential treatment facility.

Partnership for Community-Based Services (PCBS) The Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council and Collaboratives have created a joint practice model with the Child and Families Services Agency (CFSA) called the Partnership for Community-Based Services.

The Collaborative Council provides a number of trainings, including Family Development Credentialing.

To see our calendar of upcoming trainings, click here.

Please contact us for more information or to request a training.

Family Development Credentialing (FDC) The Family Development Training and Credentialing (FDC) Program is a training program for frontline workers designed to reorient human service practice to the family support approach. It offers a research-based comprehensive curriculum in family support principals, which significantly improves the ability of frontline workers to help the families and individuals they work with to set and reach their own goals.

The Collaborative Council’s advocacy agenda focuses on sustaining and growing resources to support the individuals and families served by the Collaboratives and joining with other organizations to assure that the “safety net” for our most vulnerable residents is maintained.

The Collaborative Council also works to bring systemic change to our public agency partners, advancing an integrated and non-categorical service delivery model that is family centered and strengths and community based. Click here to find out more about the issues we work on.

Research on the Collaboratives’ work drives learning both organizationally and in the child welfare community broadly.  The Council oversees the collection and analysis of data on families served and disseminates relevant findings to the field.

Through performance measurement, program evaluation and occasional research, the Council is building an important body of knowledge that enables Collaboratives to better serve families.