Family Preservation – SHAPE

The primary goal of the SHAPE program is to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect through early, family-directed, in-home, less intrusive intervention aimed at alleviating problems and stresses associated with child care and parenting.

The program objectives specifically assist families to:

  • Achieve greater control in resolving problems which contribute to abuse and neglect
  • Develop appropriate coping skills
  • Learn and utilize appropriate discipline measures
  • Improve basic life skills
  • Improve parent-child communication and relationships.

SHAPE staff achieve this by:

  • Case management and support
  • Assessment of client/family needs
  • Advocacy
  • Coordination of community services utilized by clients.

Concrete services include:

  • Parenting and life skills education
  • Networking and referral
  • Transportation

Participation in the program is voluntary and the families must reside in Lehigh or Northampton County. Families may receive weekly in-home services for up to six months.

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For more specific information about SHAPE and/or referrals please call Marisol Diaz – Program Supervisor at 610-432-3919 x2217 or email her at gro.V1537677433LAFbP1537677433@zaid1537677433m1537677433.