Since 1981, KIDSAFE CT has worked for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. The organization is a private non-profit agency funded by Connecticut area Exchange Clubs, private donors and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. It is part of a network of centers established by the National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
KIDSAFE CT’s Programs & Services
The focus of KIDSAFE CT is the home-based, intensive Parent Aide Program. Volunteers are recruited, screened, trained and supervised by a staff of professional social workers. Volunteer Parent Aides are assigned to families at risk to offer support, education, guidance, a positive role model and advocacy. Under the supervision of a social worker, Parent Aides work with a family from 4-6 hours a week for at least four months. In addition to the support of Parent-Aides and Case Workers, assistance is always available through the 24 hour on call service provided by the agency.
Supervised Visitation services are available to families where non-custodial parents may visit with their children only with professional supervision. We also provide transportation statewide for parents and children.
In addition to the above programs, KIDSAFE CT has a series of workshops designed to prevent child abuse and neglect. These Parenting Workshops include Parenting Piece by Piece, Anger Management for children and adults, Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, Parenting Journey I & II, Parenting With Love and Limits, Strengthening Families and Stress Management.
Family/Couples/Individual Counseling. We focus on the positive, what is going right and capitalize on strengths while addressing development opportunities.
KIDSAFE CT has developed an Outreach and Mentoring Program for at-risk youth residing in the Rockville area. The program includes a Drop-In Center that provides the youth with a safe, drug free alternative to the streets. We are also providing One-On-One Mentors for youth in foster homes. CONTACT US
KIDSAFE CT works to help families at risk of abuse or neglect of their children and families already experiencing problems of abuse or neglect. We are currently serving Connecticut families in Vernon/Rockville, Tolland, South Windsor, Stafford, Ellington, Bolton, Manchester, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough. Families of all ethnic origins and income levels are involved. Whenever possible, both parents are included in KIDSAFE CT’s programs.
In the last fiscal year KIDSAFE CT served over 700 children and adults in Connecticut.
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