Clinical Programs & Services
The success of families in CII’s clinical programs requires coordination of multiple services and communication with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and other public agencies. The multidisciplinary Family Preservation Treatment Team includes In-Home Outreach Counselors, Program and Clinical Supervisors, and Individual/Family Therapists, all working together to form a network of support around families.
Supporting & Strengthening FamiliesFamily Preservation Treatment Team, Long Beach
“When Jesus and his family were first referred to CII they were in the midst of a difficult transition,” says Program Supervisor Nancy Pelayo. “The children had been removed from their mother’s care because of her substance abuse and placed with their father Jesus.”
In-Home Outreach Coordinator Edlin Gutierrez was the family’s primary contact. She worked with therapists Celia Hernandez and Jaenai Rodriguez to identify the family’s needs and help get them back on the road to stability. Nancy Pelayo, Clinical Supervisor Mirtha Bellido and Program Supervisor Allyson Manumaleuna provided clinical leadership and support to the team.
“This team really stepped up because the family needed help on multiple levels—securing housing, stable employment, education and parenting skills,” says Mirtha Bellido. “The treatment plan included individual therapy for the children to assist with trauma recovery, supportive services to help Jesus learn effective parenting and financial management skills, and resources for food and clothing.”
Edlin Gutierrez helped the family secure permanent, stable housing, through the Section 8 program. Now, the family’s case with DCFS is closed and they are safe and secure.
“This was the perfect treatment team for Jesus and his family,” says Mirtha. “They were patient and 100% invested in the family’s success.”
“I have always had a good experience working with CII. The CII Team advocated for this family at every step, ensured the safety of the children, and advocated for much-needed services. I’m grateful for the support CII continues to provide to our families, as well as the excellent staff on your team.”Marta Solis, MSW, Children’s Social Worker, DCFS