Supporting and Preserving Families
Pyxis’ services are based on a fundamental core value of the company: the best place for children to grow up is in families. Our services employ family-centered practices that support and preserve families through a respectful, strengths-based approach. Services may include family support services, which refers to a range of supportive services for families with children, or family preservation services, which are more intensive services intended to preserve families that are at risk of disruption while keeping children safe. These service models view the family as central to the child’s well-being and seek to engage the family’s participation in services. We believe that services that support and promote the preservation of the family unit are critical to the success of children, adults, and communities at large.
Family support services are community-based services that assist and support parents in their role as caregivers. Family preservation services are family-focused services designed to help families cope with crisis, stress, conflict, and other problems that interfere with their ability to nurture their children. The goal of family preservation services is to maintain children with their families, or to reunify them, whenever it can be done safely. The service is provided to families that are at risk of disruption and/or out-of-home placement. Services work to help families address major challenges, stabilize the family, and enhance family functioning.
For more information, please contact our Corporate office at 316.682.8092.