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.