Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Our voluntary prevention programs include Family Preservation Services and Family Resource Center connections.

Families may choose to engage voluntarily in supportive services to increase family functioning and reduce the risk of child abuse or neglect and need for intervention. Families may be self-referred, referred by Child Welfare Services (CWS) after a report, or referred by a community agency or school.

Family Preservation Services

The purpose of the Family Preservation Team is to meet the needs of families in Nevada County by providing in-home support services to enhance child and parental functioning, child development and the preservation of the family. The array of support the Family Preservation Team provides to families includes home visits, parent partners, family counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, education, health services, and appropriate connections to community service. The Family Preservation Team will also link families to In Home Parent Training and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The Family Preservation Team offers resources that facilitate connections to community services supporting long-term family stability. Examples include securing stable housing; enrollment in childcare, school, and special education programs for children and college for parents; and entry into residential treatment programs.

Family Resource Center Partnerships

CWS maintains close working partnerships with all Family Resource Centers in Nevada County. If a referral is made to CWS that does not meet criteria for intervention, CWS will connect the family to the Family Resource Center closest to their area. Family Resource Centers can provide information, services and case management to support families to achieve their goals. Common services include parenting classes, budgeting classes, connection to counseling, and support in seeking employment or housing.

Family Resource Centers in Nevada County

View the Family Resource Centers and Referrals Brochure (PDF).

PARTNERs Family Resource Center
Grass Valley, CA
Phone: 530-273-4059

Penn Valley Family Resource Center
Penn Valley, CA
Phone: 530-432-1118, ext. 249

Truckee Family Resource Center
Truckee, CA
Phone: 530-587-2513

San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center
North San Juan, CA
Phone: 530-292-3174