YFA works in partnership with the Department of Children & Families (DCF) and Community Based Care lead agency providers. Professional case management staff work to ensure children are safely maintained or reunited with their parent, or, if 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 service agreements with parents and caregivers.
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.
Case Managers coordinate the delivery of community services to families and caregivers of the children in care. Case Management services are provided to:
Keep families intact 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 placement for children who cannot be returned to their parents or caregivers.
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/psychiatric services; substance abuse and co-occurring disorder treatment; family preservation services.
7916 Evolutions Way
Trinity, FL 34655
Fax: 727-569-1750 or 727-569-1751
2440 N. Essex Avenue
Hernando, FL 34442
36739 State Road 52, Suite 201
Dade City, FL 33525