Truancy Intervention and Prevention Services (TIPS) is a school based and home-based prevention program, which works with students and their families in NW Philadelphia who have truancy concerns. The TIPS case manager collaborates with the family to address the factors contributing to truancy with the goal of increasing attendance and success in school. Tier I prevention is the first level of intervention designed to engage families early in the process and avert a referral to Regional Truancy Court. Referrals to the Tier I program come directly from the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Tier 2 prevention is a court involved service. The referrals come directly from DHS. Case Managers make home and school visits to identify and alleviate the factors leading to truancy and link families to community resources that could support their child’s success in school. Families in the Tier 2 program are required to appear in Regional Truancy Court and can be referred to Family Court should the truancy issues not be remediated. To learn more, please contact 215-848-6200 or email TIPSreferrals@ysiphila.org.
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Community Schools General Case Management
The Community Schools General Case Management program at Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is a partnership between YSI, The Office of Children and Family Services and The School District of Philadelphia to offer support services to the communities of Wright Elementary and Dobbins Career and Technical High School.
YSI partners with the school community to identify needs and provide resources and supports to students and their families through case management services, family forums and groups.
For information on the parenting program, please contact 215-848-6200 or email GCMemail@example.com.
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