Mission: Part i, line 1 community based care of brevard's mission is to protect children, strengthen families and change lives through the prevention of child abuse and the operation and the management of a comprehensive, integrated, community based system of care for abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families.
Programs: Case management is the coordination of services provided to children and their families that are designed to eliminate risk to the child and strengthen the family. This includes face to face visits wiyh children, their caregivers and parents, coordinating services to assess and provide individual services to children and parents, and reports to the court. We served an average of 820 children a month through case management last year.
adoption services are overlay services provided to children whose parents had their rights terminated. These services include completing an indepth child study, child matching events, matching staffings, completing home studies on prospective adoptive parents, and court reports. This year we held one of our largest adoption celebration events to date. We exceeded our adoption target for the 8th year in a row by sponsoring 61 adoptions compared to our goal of 60. We contract out adoption only pride classes to a community provider. We also increased services to support adoptive families and trained 40 families in preparation for adoption.
out of home care services are an array of services that are available to children who are removed from the custody of their parents. Costs incurred in this program include the cost of placing children in licensed homes and facilities along with the cost of services to support them. Over the past year we were able to reduce the number of children residing in congregate facilities from 41 to 35 and for the 6th year in a row. No children under the age of 7 were placed in group care.
other program services include: -community prevention initiative -diagnostic and evaluation -foster home management -in home and family support services -independent living -in-service training