Child Welfare Case Management

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Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc (YFA) is a local, not-for-profit, community-based partner providing comprehensive Child Welfare Case Management Services for abused, neglected, and abandoned children and their
families. YFA works in partnership with the Department of Children & Families (DCF), Community-Based Care Lead Agency providers. Professional case management staff work to ensure children are safely maintained or reunited with their parents; or, when this is not possible, work to ensure children are safe and stable with appropriate relative or non-relative caregivers.

Case Management service referrals are accepted through the Lead Agency and Child Protective Investigation (CPI) staff and through self-referrals or voluntary services agreements with the parents and caregivers.

Services Coordination for Children

Case Managers work with families and caregivers to access and coordinate services that are available and appropriate to the child’s situation. Service needs for a child in the home with a parent may vary greatly from the
needs of a child that has been removed from a parent or caregiver. Children are often referred to providers specializing in:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Child Care
  • Education Services
  • Medical and Dental Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
  • Respite, Emergency, or Temporary Placement Services

Case Managers coordinate the delivery of community services to families and caregivers of the children in care. Case Management services are provided to:

  • Preserve intact families by strengthening and educating parents and caregivers;
  • Reunify children who have been removed from their family;
  • Maintain a stable, safe placement for children who are in out-of-home care; and
  • Locate appropriate, safe, and permanent placements for children who cannot be returned to their parents or caregivers.

Services Coordination for Parents

Case Managers assist parents with accessing a variety of community services that are available and appropriate to their situation. The goal is to ensure parents have the tools, services, and support they need to independently provide a safe, nurturing environment for their children. Parents are often referred to providers who specialize in:

  • Parent Training
  • Child Care
  • Housing Services
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Psychological Services/Psychiatric Services
  • Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
  • Family Preservation Services

Child Welfare Case Management is provided through Community Based Care Lead Agency contracts at the following locations:

Hillsborough County
5463 W. Waters Avenue Suite 850
Tampa, FL 33634
813-901-3400  Telephone
813-882-3683  Fax
Manatee County
5729 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34209
941-721-7670  Telephone
941-721-8950  Fax
East Pasco County
36739 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525
352-521-1266  Telephone
352-523-5035  Fax
West Pasco County
7916 Evolutions Way
Trinity, FL 34655
727-569-1740  Telephone
727-569-1750  Fax
201 North Howell Avenue – Suite 300
Brooksville, Florida 34601
352-754-1111 Telephone
352-754-1101 Fax

Citrus County
2440 North Essex Avenue
Hernando, Florida 34442
352-344-2933 Telephone
352-726-9597 Fax

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