Friday, January 19th, 2018

Family Skill Builders Broward

helps at-risk families develop and maintain supportive parent-child relationships

The Family Skill Builders program in Broward county provides in home family therapy, evidenced-based parenting curriculum and case management services designed to reduce child abuse and neglect, family conflict and child behaviors problems; and to improve family functioning and protective factors. The protective factors that are strengthened through the Family Skill Builders Program include; effective parenting, improved family relationships, family stability, access to health care and social services and a supportive family environment. In home family therapists engage and motivate family members conducting holistic, behavioral assessments of strengths and problems; developing outcome-based goals; using cognitive/behavioral interventions; teaching skills to facilitate behavior change; enhancing supports and linking families to resources.


Family Skill Builders helps at-risk families develop and maintain supportive parent-child relationships learn effective and appropriate tools to improve child behavior utilize positive communication build and strengthen family attachment

“My counselor helped me and my family tremendously. Can’t thank her enough”
“At first, I was nervous and didn’t want help but then we all opened up and realized how helpful the counseling was for our family”
“The service was great! I learned a lot about how to be a better parent!”
“I would recommend this program to any family that needs help. Thank you!”
” Wish program could be longer”
“My counselor was absolutely personable. She was like a mediator with my family . Helped us hash out deep rooted issues and look at things from a different perspective. She really helped with my son!”
“The therapist gave us some good tools to communicate better. We learned things that we were actually able to implement!”

Eligibility Criteria (a minimum of 3 must be indicated to be eligible)

The Family Skill Builders program provides services to families at risk for child abuse and neglect and families in crisis that have their children living within the family. Services are provided to children and their families who reside in Broward County.  Children served must be between the ages 0 and 17 at the time of enrollment. Families served must meet at least three(3) of the following risk factors:

  • Documented prior history of child abuse or neglect with either the parent or child(ren)
  • Disruptions in bonding and attachment between parent and child
  • Persistent, serious family conflict
  • Persistent, serious family stress significantly impacting family function
  • History of family substance abuse
  • Caregiver’s negative attitude and lack of knowledge regarding appropriate child developmental norms that leads to unrealistic expectations of the
  • Documented history of family management problems, poor parental supervision and/or inappropriate or severe discipline practices
  • Involvement with the juvenile justice system
  • Low income family
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Child(ren) or parent (s) with established and/or developmental conditions that impact family functioning
 Tools and Services
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • 24-hour On Call Services Family Support Funds Immediate response to referral
  • Holistic and individual Goal Setting and Treatment plan
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • In home delivery of services Research-based treatment and intervention practices Community coordination, support and resource building

5400 S. University Drive, Suite 507, Davie, FL 33328
Phone: 954.703.3581
Fax: 954.703.3585


In partnership with Children’s Services Council of Broward County

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