PACS Works to Preserve Families

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Pioneer's In-Home Family Counseling changed its name to the Parental and Adolescent Counseling Services (PACS) program and offers intensive services to preserve families that are at significant risk of having children removed from the home due to abuse, neglect or severe family conflict in Snohomish and Skagit Counties.

The PACS program is managed by Marie Preftes-Arenz. She works with the parents and the children to identify specific barriers, challenges and needs. 

Each family learns to develop a specific plan and receives the tools needed to follow the plan. Goals are developed that focus on specific issues the parents and/or youth need to address to realize positive change and move toward stability.

PACS intensive services for families in crisis include:
  • Evidence-based parenting programs to support parents in learning positive parenting skills
  • Family support services to promote family reconciliation and placement prevention
  • Individual and group mental health counseling services for adolescents in foster care and group home care
  • Assessments of parenting strengths and challenges

Families must be referred by the Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Children and Family Services to particpate in the program. Learn more HERE.

Monday, February 13, 2017