Ongoing Family Services

When it is determined that ongoing family services are needed, it is always the goal of Wayne County Children Services to protect children in the least instrusive way to families.  Although many people associate Children Services with the placement of abused and neglected children, over 50% of the families WCCS is involved with keep their children at home. Services to families are often short-term and are designed to quickly educate and improve parental functioning, thus avoiding the trauma of unnecessary placement of their children.

Each family involved in ongoing services with WCCS is assigned a primary caseworker and a case plan is developed and provided to the family.  The case plan prescribes what services are needed to improve parent functioning to reduce the risk of further abuse or neglect to the children. As time permits, caseworkers counsel families on such things as child development, nutrition, hygiene, basic parenting skills and appropriate expectations for children.

Services provided for families and children include, but are not limited to:

  • Family Oriented Casework Counseling
  • Family Team Meetings
  • Family Education
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Diagnositic Services to access chemical dependency, psycholoigcal and psychiatirc disorders
  • Medical and/or Optical Services
  • Protective Daycare
  • Homemaker Services
  • Home Health Care
  • Independent Living & Emancipated Youth Services
  • Kinship Services
  • Parenting Classes
  • Transportation Assistance

Most of the above services are arranged and purchased from other social services agencies and individuals. 

Here are some links to services Wayne County Children Services provides to families:

Parenting Classes - Please check back - information is currently under construction

Independent Living & Emancipated Youth Services

Kinship Services

Visitation Information

 

Wayne County Children Services, in partnership with the community, exists to protect abused and neglected children and to strengthen, preserve, and empower families.

 

Reporting Abuse or Neglect

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Reports of Abuse and Neglect should never be reported via the Ask A Question feature of our website.

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