Family Support

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Amani Family Services provides two kinds of Family Support Services to the community:
Intervention and Prevention

Intervention

In collaboration with the Department of Child Services and Allen County Juvenile Center and CHOICES, home-based services are provided to aid in the healthy integration of refugee and immigrant families.  All services are provided with the awareness of the rich cultural and personal strengths each individual and family brings as they partner to work with Amani towards their goals


WHAT: Intervention services for immigrants and refugee families 

WHO: Any family referred through DCS, ACJC, or CHOICES

REFERRAL PROCEDURE: Referrals are court ordered through DCS, ACJC, or CHOICES 


Services

  1. Counseling/Home-Based Therapy
    Individual, Family, Group & Supervised Visitation
    Counseling provides the opportunity for individuals and families who have experienced individual or collective traumas to enhance their strengths and develop new strategies for supporting one another.
     
  2. Home-Based Family Case Management Services
    Crisis Response, Individual & Supervised Visitation
    HBCW provides access to community resources and support for obtaining and maintaining employment, housing, health care, child care, and other family needs.
     
  3. Parenting Education
    STEP, Individual & Group
    Most parents bring love and care to parenting, but not everyone has seen models of how to effectively provide support and accountability for their children.  These services allow staff to assist parents in building new skills for parenting that works in the context of our U.S. culture.
     
  4. Home maker/Parent AID
    Crisis Response, Homemaker & Supervised Visitation
    Sometimes families are not able to access basics such as transportation and basic services, so these services assist them in accessing community resources.
     
  5. Support for Resource Families 
    Individual and Group
    Foster Families may be unsure of how to effectively provide support for children from different cultures and who have different life experiences, so these services help them build positive skills for nurturing children during this transitional time.
     
  6. Domestic Violence Victim & Child
    Counseling, Group, & Individual
    Families who have experienced Domestic Violence have faced a specific kind of trauma that can be insidious.  These services provide education and support to assist families in moving forward and building healthy relationships in the future.
     
  7. Father Engagement Services
    Face to Face & Group
    This service engages fathers to become role models for their children and to be active participants and active and effective parents to their children.
     
  8. Supervised Visitation
    While there may be times that DCS is concerned for a child’s safety with a parent, the parent/child relationship is so important that providing visitation with supervision can allow a parent and child to carry on their relationship with staff present to ensure safety and support for the child.
     
  9. Interpretation Services
    Contracted for all
    Amani Family Services has highly-trained interpreters who provide a needed service to bridge the language and cultural barrier between the service providers and the families we serve to ensure the quality of services provided.

WHAT: Intervention services for immigrants and refugee families 

WHO: Any family referred through DCS, ACJC, or CHOICES

REFERRAL PROCEDURE: Referrals are court ordered through DCS, ACJC, or CHOICES 

 

Prevention  

In collaboration with SCAN [Stop Child Abuse & Neglect], home-based services are provided to aid in the healthy integration of refugee and immigrant families.  All services are provided with the awareness of the rich cultural and personal strengths each individual and family brings as they partner to work with Amani towards their goals. 


WHAT: Short-term [4 months], home-based, one-on-one case management for any immigrant or refugee guardian needing support.  Support can be in the form of connection to community resources, parenting education, advocacy, or additional assistance related to goals set by the family. This is a voluntary, preventative program.

WHO: Any parent or guardian who feels stressed, overwhelmed or in need of support with children under the age of 18 living in their home

HOW: A referral can be completed two ways either for yourself or a family you know who may be interested in services:

  1.  Call SCAN [1-800-752-7116]
     
  2. Fill out the form provided here.

SCAN will reach out & complete the initial assessment & an Amani representative will work with the family over the course of 4 months to assist in reaching goals. Since there are many agencies working in the Network for Safe Families, please indicate on your referral if you are interested in working specifically with Amani.