Behind the Scenes: a new RFP for Family Preservation, Partnerships for Families
While DCFS (Department of Child and Family Services) has no shortage of news coverage, the media hasn’t covered the latest victory in ensuring quality services to prevent child abuse and neglect. Last week, DCFS announced they will issue a new Request for Proposals for two of the most successful prevention programs: Family Preservation and Partnerships for Families. Bienvenidos has offered Family Preservation services for almost 15 years, and Partnerships for Families (as Project Corazón) since the program started in 2006. We look forward to the opportunity to preserve these critical programs that keep children safe at home, with their families. The process of re-procuring these programs started in mid-2012, but has been fraught with difficulty due to uncertain Federal funding, challenges implementing the new Core Practice Model and Protective Factors Framework, and attempts to see these programs properly integrated into the service milieu. Congratulations to DCFS on this momentous decision!
Get Ready for Back to School
LAUSD begins August 12th. Make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. Need more information? Check out LAUSD’s website. For you parents, is your TDaP up to date? The vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). It’s not just kids who need vaccinations! Get a healthy start to the year by protecting yourself, too!
Join Bienvenidos friends and family for the 7th Annual Casino Night on September 20th at the TCL Chinese Theatre! Wear your lucky shoes, all proceeds benefit the children and families we serve!