Families First of Michigan
About This Program
Families First of Michigan offers families intensive and short-term crisis intervention and family education services in their home for four weeks (with the possibility of an extension up to a maximum of six weeks) using the Families First of Michigan model. Families First of Michigan workers are available and accessible to the family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The workers assist families by establishing individual family goals designed to reduce risk of out of home placement and increase child safety. Families First of Michigan workers assist families in meeting goals by teaching, modeling, and reinforcing appropriate parenting and by providing concrete services and connections to community services.
Goals of Families First of Michigan:
The goals of Families First of Michigan include:
- Ninety-five percent (95%) of families served will not require an out-of-home placement during program participation.
- Ninety percent (90%) of the families served shall be shown to have avoided placement after three (3) months of termination with the Families First of Michigan program.
- Eighty-five percent (85%) of the families served shall be shown to have avoided placement after six (6) months of termination with the Families First of Michigan program.
- Seventy-five percent (75%) of the families served shall be shown to have avoided placement after twelve (12) months of termination with the Families First of Michigan program.
Target Population: Children who are at high risk of removal from their families due to abuse or neglect.
For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 17
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 17
- Name: Guy L. Thompson
- Title: Family Preservation Manager
- Agency/Affiliation: Michigan Department of Human Services
- Email: Thompsong@michigan.gov
- Phone: (517) 335-3704
- Fax: (517) 241-7047
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: December 2011
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: December 2011