System of Care

Helping families navigate the child welfare system
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The child welfare system can be very complicated and confusing.  These pages provide answers that will help you understand the system and what you can expect.

  • If you are a parent who has been visited by a DCF investigator and have been told your case is being transferred to PSF for services, try the What to Expect section.
  • If you are a friend or family member of someone with an open case and you are caring for their children, see the Kinship Support section under Foster Care.
  • If you are a youth whose family has a case with PSF or if you are a teen in foster care, check out the For Kids or For Teens section to find out about your rights and things that are available to you.
  • If you are just looking for some resources in your area that can help you strengthen your family, you should visit the Resources page under For Families.

Still have questions? Please contact us to learn more!


Child abuse is preventable
We can help change the lives of many children and teens.

A hallmark of PSF’s system of care is our belief that child abuse is preventable. We have found that by providing resources and supports to families in need on the front end, many can avoid reaching the crises that lead to formal child welfare involvement functions.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations throughout the year are a huge help to the children we serve. We accept donations by check, which can be mailed to our office or through the Philanthropy Hub link here.


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