With a focus on the value of the family and its role in the well-being of children, specialists in the Permanent Family Solutions Network (PFSN) work to reduce tensions and strengthen bonds between family members who are referred to PFSN through Franklin County Children Services.
PFSN assists these families with concerns of abuse, neglect, dependency, and unruly or delinquent behaviors. PFSN is an innovative child welfare program that strives to meet the needs of each family through case management, referrals to the continuum of Ranch programs, and, if needed, referrals to other agencies. Fast access and collaboration between internal programs benefit the families served and assist in keeping families together.
The Permanent Family Solutions Network realizes the most valuable resources for children are found within the family, neighborhood, and community. Therefore, child protection specialists work to alleviate problems, strengthen bonds, and keep families together whenever possible. If a child has to be separated from their family immediately, ongoing efforts are made to reunify the family as soon as possible. We also support families through Utilization Management and Kinship care.