Child & Family Services
What is Family Services
Willamette Family provides a continuum of Family Services designed to meet the needs of individuals and families. We recognize that the needs of their children must be incorporated into a successful treatment and recovery plan for their parents. Fewer than 9% of addiction treatment programs nationally incorporate the co-residency, parenting, and wraparound services that are available through Willamette Family. Our “Families in Recovery” was a National Demonstration Model in 1994, and was a crucial first step toward integrating the multiple needs of families touched by the disease of addiction. As the needs of our community have increased, Willamette Family has continued to proactively respond to evolving issues.
Serving Children and Families
Today, Willamette Family provides family services that are individualized and meet the level of intensity required by family circumstances, including those who are also involved with child welfare and the corrections systems. Family Advocates meet with parents as they enter treatment to identify any needs they may have and to develop a plan that will help them successfully achieve their goals .
For most families who are not mandated for services by child welfare or corrections, the following service array is available:
- Co-residency for children 0 through 6 years, as appropriate
- Family support services for older children and extended family members
- Visits: supervised and/or unsupervised
- We are a 5 Star in the SPARK program, and support the children in social emotional development and developmental appropriate practices for each child.
- Base our framework on therapeutic classrooms
- Parenting classes
- Family Advocacy
- Coordination and linkages to other community resources
- Transition and Aftercare services, including home visitation
The Family Reunion Program
When families are involved with the legal systems of child welfare and/or corrections, they may be directed to engage in mandatory services. Willamette Family can play a key role in removing barriers to accessing these services and in helping parents meet their requirements. For children in the child welfare system, these services may safely prevent the need for resource families (formerly known as foster care). These services are provided by the Family Reunion Program, and include:
- Co-residency as part of family preservation/reunification, with 24/7 staff support, mentoring, and supervision
- Intensive family preservation/reunification services to increase child safety, build parenting skills, and promote parent-child attachment
- Family Support services for older children and extended family members
- Use of the National Family Preservation and Reunification Scale to measure progress/safety during treatment
- Supervised and enhanced parent-child visits
- Onsite Child Development Center assessments and services with parental involvement and staff mentoring
- Parenting classes
- Domestic Violence group therapy
- Family Advocacy, including facilitating/participating in integrated case staffings that include the parents, child welfare, attorneys and other community providers as indicated
- Transition and Aftercare services including home visiting and connections to ongoing community resources
This program focuses on family preservation and reunification, the program provides an array of services to families to support these goals
You Can Help!
Funding for these programs relies heavily upon private foundations and individual contributions, including those from the Oregon Community Foundation, the Chambers Family Foundation, Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, the Eugene-Springfield-Cottage Grove Great Rotary Duck Race, Union Pacific Railroad, Lane County Health and Human Services, and Oregon Department of Human Services-Child Welfare. If you want to contribute, please click here.
How do I access Family Services?
If you are participation in Willamette Family Treatment Services, your family may qualify for this program.