Family Strengthening & Child Abuse Prevention

CYN provides counseling and case management to families at-risk for child abuse; as well as counseling to families in crisis, post adoption and children with sexual behavior problems. These families are referred to CYN by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

CYN’s Intact Family Services Program strengthens families, by providing in-home services designed to prevent children from entering the foster care system. This program monitors family interactions, provides linkages to community resources, and provides information regarding child development/age appropriate behavior and discipline as well as general case management services. Emphasis is on preventing child abuse and neglect and keeping the family together.

Services Offered

  • Case management—monitor families weekly to ensure that the families are provided and linked with needed services.
  • Linkage with substances abuse treatment programs— Referrals for both inpatient and outpatient drug treatment programs.
  • Counseling—Program provides weekly counseling for adults, children, couples and families both in home and out-of-home.
  • Community linkage services—Families are referred to a number of community-based services, including: medical services, counseling, drug/alcohol treatment support groups, food pantries, housing, employment training and continuing education programs.