NAC's Prevention Programs work with birth families caring for medically complex children through two family-strengths-based programs: Special Medical Preventive Services and Partners in Parenting (PIP). By providing services for the whole family, NAC helps them deal with the issues that put their children at risk of being removed from the home in the first place.
NAC's Special Medical Preventive Services enable families to remain intact, when there is a risk of foster care placement or institutionalization of the child, and helps them to receive the support they need to continue to provide a safe, nurturing and stable home for their children.
PIP provides after care support and guidance that can get a family through a crisis or, more commonly, avert a crisis by handling smaller issues as they arise.
- Arlene Goldsmith, NAC Executive Director
The percentage of NAC "boarder children" who never returned to live in a hospital after NAC helped them go home.