Serving families with significant and complex needs including trauma, neglect, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, developmental challenges, and poverty, Fred Finch has long held the belief that family-centered service results in the best outcomes for children and youth. Recognizing that families, whether traditional or fashioned by other choices, provide sustenance and permanence over a lifetime, Fred Finch works in a variety of settings to assist families in becoming self-sufficient and resilient. Whether in our specialized residential programs, community-based wraparound programs, or community-based mental health or parenting programs, services are designed to value the strengths of each family member and to move families to utilizing their own strengths and supports.
The Child and Family Team (CFT) Meeting Facilitation program is a partnership between Fred Finch, San Diego County Child Welfare Services, Behavioral Health Services, and Probation. CFT promotes the overall well-being of youth up to 21 years old through enhanced communication and collaboration with the people most important in their lives, including family and caregivers.
East Bay Wrap provides an array of clinical and non-clinical services in order to promote wellness, resilience and stability in the youth’s placement. A central part of these services is the establishment of the Child and Family Team Meeting (CFT) specifically formed for each youth enrolled. Typical members of the CFT include the client, foster parents/care givers, bio-family, FFYC staff and county case managers and/or probation officers. The CFT meet monthly to identify the youth’s highest priority needs. The needs typically come from the five life domains (support/self efficiency, education, employment, wellness and safety/permanence).
The East Bay Wrap Regional Center (EBW–RC) program provides an array of support and assistance for youth with Intellectual Disabilities and their families. Services include safety planning, behavioral intervention, family and individual coaching. The program provides resource linkage to natural and community based supports, and assessment of family/youth needs in such areas as housing, vocational training, and education. Services are provided directly or engaged by program staff rather than brokered, as in a traditional case-management model.