Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families (CCSPF)
IOD staff are engaged in evaluation efforts for Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families (CCSPF) which establishes an integrated continuum of family support, with community-based services such as mental health and substance misuse treatment, economic supports, home visiting, and educational programs, to prevent child abuse and neglect and ultimately reduce the number of children entering foster care. Three NH project sites are currently providing services to families in Manchester, the Winnipesaukee Public Health Region, and the North Country (Coös County).
CCSPF program goals are:
- To reduce children entering foster care, and reduce intake and referrals to child welfare;
- To increase collaboration across service systems to move towards integration and collective planning; and
- To drive future service innovations in prevention programing for children and families using data that is unique to each community.
The activities and services provided under Community Collaborations were funded in part by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families grant # 90CA1858. The activities are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children’s Bureau.