The Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) is being piloted on the Leech Lake Reservation to test the success of early intervention services for families that were reported for child maltreatment and it was determined that Family Preservation services would be beneficial.
This program serves families with children under the age of 11. Eligibility includes referrals from the community and also self-referrals. Participation is voluntary and provides early intervention services that bulds upon protective factors that strengthen families. By makng resourdes available, families can be supported in keeping their children safe and out of the formal child protection system, as well as work toward economic stability.
Services PSOP Will Assist With
Case Managers will assist each family in meeting their basic needs in housing, utilities, food, new employment and other case mangagement services.
If you are not already in a CD program upon entry into the program, you will be asked to complete a Rule 25 or documentation of a Rule 25 recently completed.
The Child Protection Unit will ask for some basic information to see if you qualify for Family Preservation services. If you qualify for services your information will be forwarded to the Family Preservation Program. The Manager will then contact you and refer you to a Family Preservation Case Manager.
- Must fall under the federal poverty guidelines
- Child under the age of 11 years
- Parent and/or child must be a Leech Lake Band Member
Order of Priority
- One or more parents involved in a Chemical Dependency Treatment Program
- Teenage Mother
- Families with more than 3 children