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Causes: Children & Youth, Foster Care

Mission: Our mission at pinebrook is to promote the well-being and self-sufficiency of the children, young adults, and families in our communities by providing the highest quality prevention, treatment, and advocacy services.

Programs: Placement services- pinebrook offers a five-tiered foster care model designed to simplify and more clearly delineate the continuum of services offered. Tiers include traditional, specialized, intensive, short-term and medicaid-funded services (crr host home and medical foster care). The agency offers up to weekly facilitative supervision of family visits and monthly family work sessions with the legal/bio family. In addition, other placement services include lifesharing through family living and kinship care permanency services. All services have specific outcome expectations for child safety, placement stability, permanency and well being. Throughout fy 2013/2014, 169 children and youth were served in placement services; however, the average daily census for foster care services was 56 children/youth. Kinship care services was 26 families.

behavioral health services-pinebrook offers an array of behavioral health services to children, adolescent, young adults (ages 18-27) and the adult caretakers of children receiving services. Services include outpatient psychiatric and counseling services at several locations in the lehigh valley, as well as an array of in-home services such as family-based mental health service and high fidelity wraparound initiative. The agency is enrolled in and fully credentialed by the following managed-care networks: magellan health services; community behavioral health; community care behavioral health; and community behavioral health network of pennsylvania. During fy 2013/2014, 1,814 individuals were served throughout the agency's behavioral health services.

other community based services-a variety of other community-based services have been added to the agency's continuum of services, including: student truancy outreach and making the grade, a truancy reduction, family support programs; family life education, individual or group parenting classes offered in both english and spanish to parents who are at risk of neglecting and/or abusing their child(ren); and transportation and family visitation program (tvp), a service that connects children and youth in out-of-home placement with their families. During fy 2013/2014, 314 families benefited from the agency's array of community-based services.

adoption services-pinebrook family services has been a long-standing affiliate of the statewide adoption and permanency network (swan), a collaborative effort among public and private child- and family-serving agencies throughout the commonwealth of pennsylvania to expedite the adoptions of special-needs children and youth. The agency also offers select services (completion of home studies and post-adoption services) for traditional domestic and international adoption services. During fy 2013/2014, the agency assisted 121 swan-related families to prepare for adoption; 14 children achieved permanency and were welcomed into their forever families. Pinebrook family services is fully licensed by the commonwealth of pennsylvania, department of public welfare. Programs and services are reviewed annually by the offices of children, youth and families, mental health and substance abuse services, or developmental programs. Pinebrook family services is nationally accredited by the council on accreditation.

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