FamilyConnections’ Reunity House

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FamilyConnections’ Reunity House currently has a provisional rating for the 60 days between: June 26, 2018 and August 25, 2018. If you would like to respond to the Scientific Rating, please submit feedback via the Contact Us page.

About This Program

Target Population: Families that are separated due to allegations of child abuse and neglect and parents with children in out-of-home placement

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 18

Brief Description

FamilyConnections’ Reunity House provides therapeutic supervised visitation for families whose goal is reunification. Visitation occurs in a home-like setting on location, or in community or home settings. Families progress through the program within a ‘Phase’ system, which provides increased visitation time and increased autonomy. In addition to visitation services, group, individual, couples, and family therapy is provided to these same families. Aftercare provides in-home services to families to continue to support the family following reunification.

FamilyConnections, Inc. programs utilize the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Model (ARC), to enhance attachment for the child and parent, increase regulation skills, build on competencies, and integrate the trauma that has impacted the family. Some families also participate in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Motivational Interviewing, and other models as appropriate.

Program Goals:

The goals of FamilyConnections’ Reunity House are:

  • Parents demonstrate increased parental capacity/readiness
  • Families achieve permanency within 12 months
  • Reunified families have no new substantiations of abuse/neglect within 12 months of reunification
  • Parents maintain bonds with their children
  • Parents learn new skills to enhance the parent-child relationship
  • Parents improve parenting skills
  • Parents gain skills and increase motivation to complete services to decrease the time children remain in care
  • Parents reunify with children in a trauma-informed way

Contact Information

Kelly Sachter, LCSW
Agency/Affiliation: FamilyConnections, Inc.
Phone: (862) 400-1711

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: May 2018

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2018