Partnership for Families (PFF)
Partnership for Families (PFF) is a community based secondary prevention initiative. It is designed to help fill gaps in the current child welfare system by developing and providing voluntary prevention services to pregnant women and families (with children 0-5 years old) who are at high risk for child maltreatment.
- Pregnant women identified by the PFF collaborative and/or are referred by local law enforcement, birthing hospital, medical or domestic violence personnel who have the following risk factors for child maltreatment: teen mothers, domestic violence, maternal substance abuse and depression. High Risk Families with a child five years of age or younger
- Families referred to the PFF collaborative by the Department of Children and Family Services who meet the following criteria:
- The referral includes a child that is five years of age or younger
- They are classified as high or very high risk on the Structured Decision Making Tool (SDM)
All referrals are made to South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC). SBCC will assign families to the appropriate collaborative partner.
Direct Services - Case Management
Case managers will conduct an intake, family assessment and develop a service plan in coordination with family input.
City of Long Beach - Center for Families & Youth
City of Inglewood Parks and Community Services
Institute for Black parenting
National Council for Alcohol and Drug Dependence South Bay (NCADD)
Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)
Souther California Indian Center
Intensive Services for family needs
Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Partner agencies that specialize in these services and are neighborhood based:
- * Richstone Family Center
- National Council for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
- South Bay Youth Project
- Project Touch
- San Pedro Legal Services
Family Support Services
Linkage to Family support programs such as parenting skills, mommy and me, parent support groups, non-traditional parent/child family centered activities to encourage family participation. Includes linkage to informal support groups - playgrounds, reading groups, Neighborhood Action Council (NAC). One component will engage and educate family child care providers on their role in child abuse prevention.
- Connections for Children
- Lennox School Readiness Center
- SPA 8 Neighborhood Action Councils
- SBCC School Readiness Centers
Referrals/Linkages to Auxiliary Community Supports
Community-Based Doula Program
The Community-Based Doula Program works collaboratively on a grassroots level to provide doula training to area residents who are personally committed to improving the health of their own communities. These specially trained women are connected to underserved women in their neighborhoods to foster non-threatening, effective peer relationships that remove language and cultural barriers to prenatal and postpartum care, as well as providing educational and emotional support free of charge. As an official replication site of Health Connect One’s successful community-based doula program model, our innovative approach is distinguished by training in Perinatal Mental Health screening. Learn more
Emergency Basic Support Services
SBCC will coordinate referrals and NCADD will manage the fiscal allocation. Financial resources for family basic necessities such as food, housing, transportation, clothing, utility bills, and other needs as determined by the case manager.
Strengthen the community partners' capacity to serve families. Engage families from a social network perspective instead of family deficits.
- Southern California Indian Center
- Pacific Asian Counseling Services (WRAP)
- Long Beach YMCA
- Inglewood Coalition for Drug and Violence Prevention
- SPA 8 Neighborhood Action Council
- Rose City Research
- City of Carson Parks and Recreation Department
- Center for Families and Youth