CMR Gauteng-Oos

Family Preservation

Family preservation is described as strengthening families to keep them together as far as possible.

The following are core family preservation beliefs:

  • Families are resilient: it means that no matter how troubled they are, they are capable of addressing their needs.
  • Keeping families together. Children or vulnerable family members need families and develop best with the loving support of families.
  • Respecting families: We believe in the worth and dignity of each family members. Families have the right to speak for themselves.

Find out more about Family Preservation on Wikipedia

61 children have been reunited with their parents

How does the CMR help?

  • When we receive an intake, we invite the family to come for an interview with all members as far as possible.
  • We give them an opportunity to talk about the distress they are experiencing.
  • The family and children are offered help such as family counselling/ assessment and therapy to children and family members.
  • We may refer them to other professionals should our own therapy unit not be available.
  • An action plan is formulated with the family to get positive outcomes.
  • Should the child have to be removed, all children’s court procedures are explained.
  • We get help from place of safety parents or foster parents whom can care for the child on a temporary basis.
  • Regular panels are held to discuss progress.
  • Material need assistance is given should it be necessary.
  • Other important role players are also contacted.