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Parent Partnership

The goal of Parent Partnership is to increase community support for families facing the challenges of developing treatment plans for their children. It is a case management program for families who have children with emotional and behavioral challenges and are at risk for out-of-home placement.

It uses a strengths-based approach to partner parents and families as they participate in the Single Point of Accountability (SPOA) process to create a plan to keep children at home, or when placement has to occur, to place children in the least restrictive environment. The SPOA team works in partnership with families to assess a youth’s strengths and needs and provide support by sharing responsibility, information, resources and expertise among those working with families.

  • With your permission, a Parent Partner will contact you to discuss your thoughts about your child’s situation.
  • A Parent Partner will review the decision-making process with you and support your active role.
  • If you wish, we will help you to develop questions and to determine the most effective way to get answers.
  • A Parent Partner will stay in touch with you throughout the decision-making process.

This is a service of Catholic Charities of the Southern Tier in collaboration with Tompkins County Youth Bureau, Tompkins County Department of Social Services and Tompkins County Mental Health.

Contact Tompkins Office

324 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-5062
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed to the public,
Open for appointments
Tuesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Thursday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Friday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Saturday: Closed

Contact Tioga Office

139 Roki Blvd, Nichols, NY 13812
(607) 414-1023
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed to the public,
Open for emergencies and appointments
Tuesday: 9AM–11:45AM, 1PM–2:45PM
Wednesday: 9AM-11:45AM, 1PM-2:45PM
Thursday: 9AM–11:45AM, 1PM–2:45PM
Friday: 9AM–11:45AM, 1PM–2:45PM
Saturday: Closed



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