Directory of Services

 

Family Support Team

 
 
Program Philosophy
The program philosophy of the Family Support Team (FST) is to provide an intensive in-home program to assist families in maintaining a safe and stable home, in which their children can remain without fear of being removed. We will provide parenting classes as well as case management services, domestic violence education, and other services as needed based on the referrals received. We will provide weekly progress notes to the unit that referred the family (Protective Services or Protective Investigations) The Family Support Team will attend weekly staffing meetings with the Department of Children and Family Services. FST will measure the parenting skills of our clients through pre and post-tests using the AAPI.
 
Program Goal
The goal of the Family Support Team is to maintain children in the home as long as the children are safe and the parents are willing to cooperate and receive our services.
 
Population Served
Families in Walton County that have involvement with Department of Children and Family Services and Families First Network are eligible to be served in the Family Support Team program.
 
Family Support Team
3686 U.S. Hwy 331 S
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
 
Phone: 850-892-8618
Fax: 850-951-1375
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