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Preventative Aftercare, Inc.

Mission

Preventative Aftercare in Pennsylvania is committed to serving at-risk children, youth and families by providing quality home-based and community services, tailored to meeting the needs of each client by promoting and enhancing social, emotional, behavioral and educational well-being. 

History

The organizational belief of George Junior Republic is that at risk children and adolescents should be treated in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their needs.  In an effort to further this philosophy, in 1992, George Junior Republic designed and implemented Preventative Aftercare, Inc., a non-profit corporation providing in-home, school, and community-based prevention and aftercare services for children, families and young adults throughout Pennsylvania.

  • 1982 Preventative Aftercare, Inc. established
  • 1992 Preventative Aftercare in Indiana
  • 2008 Colorado Boys Ranch partnership
  • 2010 Family Based Mental Health Services
  • 2015 Preventative Aftercare in Ohio

Program Overview

Preventative Aftercare in Pennsylvania is committed to servicing at-risk children, youth and families by providing quality home-based and community services, tailored to meeting the needs of each client by promoting and enhancing social, emotional, behavioral and educational well-being.

The Preventative Aftercare program philosophy is to provide services in an intensive manner in multiple settings to clients, male and female, ranging in age from infancy to 21 years.  Preventative Aftercare services were designed to:

  • Prevent children from being removed from their homes and families or
  • Reduce the length of placement should out-of-home care become necessary.

The inclusive, family-focused, comprehensive service is designed to provide structure, supervision and support systems for the youth and their family.  Preventative Aftercare utilizes the evidence-based practices of Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, EcoSystemic Structural Family Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which are adopted as models for providing these services.  These comprehensive home based services focus on the needs of the referring agency and its clients by remaining flexible and creative.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the PAC program in making the greatest impact on the child protection and welfare system will be:

  • Promoting safety, well-being, and permanency to children and families
  • Preventing out-of-home placement
  • Reducing time in placement
  • Reducing police contact involving client families
  • Positively impacting upon the siblings of ungovernable youth
  • Reducing the overall dependency of client/ families on state and private social service organizations. 

Contact

For more information about obtaining Preventative Aftercare in your area or to make a referral, please contact the Vice President of Support and Community Based Programs at 724-458-9330, x2101.