Strengthening Our Families
The Foundling’s Strengthening Our Families program works with the families of young children, ages 0-5, to prevent foster care placement by improving parents’ skills in three areas: parent-infant/child interaction skills, health care skills, and home safety.
Abuse and neglect of children between the ages of 0-5 can have harmful long-term consequences, and effective treatment is critical for families with very young children who are at risk of maltreatment. The Foundling’s Strengthening our Families program utilizes the evidence-based model SafeCare, targeted to prevent maltreatment of young children. The program operates throughout The Bronx using home-based therapy and participants are referred to the program by the Administration of Children’s Services.