Bremerton Family Behavioral Health (FBH) is a family-centered agency that provides intensive “as needed” services to safely maintain children/youth with family or timely reunification from foster care to a permanent family that they can rely on for life. We believe there is nothing more important than ensuring that every child grows up in a loving family. And that means that children should never grow up in foster care or group care. Our treatment foster care resources are not permanent home for children; they are a resource that actively partners with the birth family to affect timely reunification for all children. Bremerton FBH is solely contracted with The Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and all referrals for services we provide must be approved by DCFS.
What We Do:
ASAP (Access Services for Assessment and Planning): ASAP is a “no decline,” 24 hours a day, up to 90 day assessment services for children/youth ages 4-17 years and their families experiencing serious conflict due to the parent’s limited capacity to protect the child from physical abuse/neglect and/or due to the children’s serious behavioral, emotional, or medical needs. The goal of services is to provide crisis stabilization supports to maintain children in their own homes or in the most normative placement resource.
BRS: (Behavioral Rehabilitation Services): Intensive in-home family preservation or family reunification services for children/youth who are either currently in residential or foster care or they are at high risk of placement. Short-term licensed foster care resources are sometimes utilized while care coordinators make preparations and conduct family searches to reunify children with safe and permanent (extended) family resources.
Incredible Years: Free 18 week parent instruction classes for children ages 2 to 8 years old. We have three trained instructors who facilitate the classes with the goal of increasing and enhancing parenting skills, decreasing power struggles and defiance, and increasing structure and consistency in the parent’s household. Referrals come from DCFS and the community.
Triple-P (Positive Parenting Program): Services are provided in-home for 12 weeks by a certified clinician. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behavior, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships.
Treatment Foster Care (Family Partnership): We provide temporary treatment foster care for children/youth needing placement. Our treatment foster parents are a resource to support the timely transition of children/youth to their permanent homes. Foster parents are trained to partner with birth families, as approved by the DCFS social worker, and may assist the birth family with mentoring, parent coaching, parent/child visits, and other shared parenting activities.