In Home Safety and Reunification Support Services provides support to parents who are DHS involved. The role of In Home Safety providers is to maintain children in their homes or achieve reunification as safely as possible. In partnership with NAYA, child welfare agencies implement multifaceted strategies that build on strengths and address concerns. Returning children home often requires intensive, family-centered services to support a safe and stable family. The following resources address family reunification in child welfare, including resource networking with other social service agencies that can provide alcohol and drug treatment services, as well as connecting families with supports at NAYA such as Positive Indian Parenting, Career Skills, WIC, and domestic violence support services.
In-Home Safety and Reunification Services staff works with families who have had initial involvement with the Department of Human Services Child Welfare department to stabilize the family and avoid the removal of children from the home. Staff also works to prepare the family and their home for the return of the children once the safety risks have been removed.