Family Reconciliation Services (FRS) is a voluntary program serving runaway adolescents, and youth in conflict with their families. The program targets adolescents between the ages of 12 through 17. FRS services are meant to resolve crisis situations and prevent unnecessary out of home placement. They are not long term services. The services will assess and stabilize the family's situation. The goal is to return the family to a pre-crisis state and to work with the family to identify alternative methods of handling similar conflicts. If longer-term service needs are identified, FRS will help facilitate getting the youth and his/her family into on-going services.
FRS services may include, but are not limited to:
- Short-term family counseling
- Crisis Residential Center (CRC) services
- Referrals for substance abuse treatment and/or counseling
- Referrals for mental health services
- Short-term placement
- Family Assessments in conjunction with juvenile court services
For more information about FRS, contact your local child welfare office.