- Provide services which include locating birth parents for adults and finding adoptive homes for available children.
- APS receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation for adults ages 18 years and older who are incapacitated and for adults age 60 and older.
- Services are offered to resolve risk to the individual both in the community and in long term care facilities.
Provides child-centered, family focused services that support the family goals of economic self-sufficiency and child development.
Provides substitute parental care, protection, guidance, and early childhood education while parents/caretakers are participating in approved activities of work, school, and/or training.
- Responsible for the investigation of complaints of suspected child abuse or neglect to determine whether the reports meet the legal definition of same
- Determine the need for protective services and to make arrangements for the provision of those services
A community based program whose mission is to enhance the lives of children, adolescents and their families. Child and Youth Services offers an array of services designed to assist children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional difficulties and/or behavioral problems.
- Case Management
- Day Treatment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Substance Abuse Day Treatment
- Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)
- Outpatient Services
- Therapeutic After-School Respite Program
- Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT)
- Assesses the strengths and needs of at-risk youths and families who are referred to the team.
- Identifies and determines the combination of services required to meet the child's unique needs.
- Recommended services include: psychological assessments, therapy, medical treatment, intensive in-home treatment, and therapeutic and residential care.
- Fathers in Training
- Provides special services to fathers as they play a pivotal role in the emotional, physical and financial health of their family.
- We strengthen the bond between fathers, children and family by providing fathers with the tools to achieve their goals of becoming more effective parents.
Residential Foster Care
- Residential placement occurs when a foster child is placed in a licensed publicly- or privately-owned facility, rather than a private family home.
Therapeutic Foster Care
- Provides specialized attention to troubled children an teens in foster care. It is a joint effort by the Adult and Family Services and Mental Health Substance Abuse Divisions.
- This service is available to Child and Youth consumers only and is designated to provide therapeutic after school care to children and adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance.
- The program also provides recreational activities and practice and enhances their socialization skills with others.
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES PROGRAMS
- Serves children from birth to age three who have developmental delays.
- Services available include; but not limited to, service coordination, speech, physical, and/or occupational therapy and educational services.
- The program also offers parent support groups, center based classes and community based group activities for children.
- Offers assistance and competency building in 24 hour supervised homes to adults with intellectual disabilities based upon their individual preferences and needs in areas such as personal safety, health care, personal care, domestic skills, etc.
- Nursing services are offered as needed.
- Opportunities for participation in preferred recreational and social community activities also provided.
- Provides training and support services to adults, many with multi-handicapping conditions in the areas of communication, socialization, academics, independent living, gross and fine motor development, behavior management, leisure skills, and community exploration.
- Work experiences are also provided at several off-site locations.
- A local program designed to provide maintenance or emergency assistance that cannot be provided through other means.
- Components in Virginia Beach include cash assistance for unattached children and for burial expenses.
- Eligibility for Medicaid is determined by local departments of social services.
- FAMIS provides health insurance to low-income children under the age of 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid and whose gross family income is less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty level.
- This program is available to individuals meeting financial and other criteria.
- Determination of income and liquid resources in addition to allowable deductions for shelter, medical expenses, child support, etc. are considered in identifying the amount of food stamps available to individuals and families.
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- Provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families and children under the age 18.
- Grant amount is based upon family size.
- Federal policy limits families to sixty months of TANF eligibility unless they are Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) program who is limited to 24 months followed by a period of ineligibility for 24 months.
- This is a facility that houses up to 90 youth ages 10-17 that are charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses.
- The Center serves both male and female youth awaiting court hearings as well as those sentenced to detention.
- Most of the youth reside in Virginia Beach
- Program provides adult residents eighteen years or older with integrated psychosocial support services to individuals with serious mental illnesses, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
- It provides a variety of groups that focus on assisting the consumer in developing skills and providing support.
- Participation can be up to five days a week based upon the consumer's individual needs.
- Provides education classes, support groups, consultation, resource linkage and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
- Staff coordinates the Virginia Beach Community Trust for individuals with mental illness.
- Provides case management and other supportive services to pregnant and parenting women and their children whose lives have been affected by substance use and/or co-occurring disorders.
- Support services include childcare and transportation assistance to attend substance abuse/mental health treatment, support groups, prenatal and pediatric medical appointments.
- Parenting education and support groups for mothers and fathers.
- Families Together provides targeted case management services to children birth through seven who are considered at risk of severe emotional disturbances due to parental/caregiver substance use, intellectual disabilities or mental illness.
- Services are provided to adults age 60 and over. Services include individual and group therapy, medication management, case management, education and support groups.
- A substance abuse prevention coalition that works collaboratively with youth, families, and the community, to create, strengthen, and sustain a safe, healthy, drug-free Virginia Beach.
ADDITIONAL CITY PROGRAMS
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