FPP description of types/services

FPP The Family Preservation Program (FPP) provides time-limited, intensive services to reduce the safety risks jeopardizing the child’s placement in the home. Services are provided for 1-4 months depending on the type of referral and intensity of services.

There are 3 types of FPP services:

  • Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS) are short term, intensive, in-home, services provided only to families in crisis with a child at imminent risk of out-of-home placement. Referrals made for Intensive Family Preservation services require that imminent risk of out-of-home placement exists.  If an emergency custody removal of the child has occurred, an eligible referral may be made if the child will be returned to the home within 7 days. Families referred for IFPS services receive an average of 8-10 direct service hours weekly and services are provided for 4 weeks.
  • Time-limited family reunification services (FRS) are provided to a family and child returning to the care of their parent or primary caregiver from a foster placement or child care institution, in order to facilitate the reunification of the child safely and appropriately within a timely fashion. FRS referrals are made to facilitate reunification of a child for whom there is a plan for return to the home during the 15 month period that begins on the date that the child entered out of home care. Families referred for FRS services receive an average of 3-8 direct service hours weekly and services are provided for 6-17 weeks, depending on the family’s needs.
  • Families and Children Together Safely (FACTS) services are designed to help families (including adoptive and extended families) at risk or in crisis.  FACTS services provide less intensive preservation services to families with children at risk of out of home placement to maintain the child safely in the home. FACTS provides  reunification services when the child has been in placement longer than 15 of the last 22 months (per Title IV-B, Subpart 2 of the Adoption and Safe Families Act) or a child who is not expected to be returned home within the 15 months. FACTS referrals require risk of out-of-home placement at moderate risk or above. Families referred for FACTS services receive an average of 3-8 direct service hours weekly and services are provided for 6-17 weeks, depending on the family’s needs.