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Outcome Data.

Alabama and Washington D.C/Maryland offer many programs that serve children and families. Below is Outcome Data from 1998 to May 2017  by Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. and its Specialized Foster Care Program.

Successful Discharges

The data below shows the total number of children that had a successful discharge.

State Adoption Reunification Independent Total
AL 158 685 163 1006
DC 21 28 14 63
MD 58 124 43 225
Total 237 837 220 1294
Adoptive PFT

The data below shows the total number of PFT who adopted children. As companywide, 146 PFT are adoptive homes.

Eighty nine (89) of the PFT adopted one (1) child and fifty seven (57)  adopted more than two (2) children.

State One Child More than 2 Children Total
AL 58 38 96
DC 12 3 15
MD 19 16 35
Total 89 57 146
Outcome Information

PFT Homes – Since the year of 1998, SFH, Inc. licensed over 1,268 homes

512 Homes were Married Couple
882 Homes were single female
39 Homes were single male
State Couple Single Female Single Male Total
AL 429 699 31 1159
MD 14 26 3 43
DC 69 157 5 231
Total 512 882 39 1433

Children Admission By Level Of Care

Since the year of 1998, SFH, Inc. has admitted into care over 2,789 children:

2320 children were therapeutic
736 children were traditional
1407 children were admitted into other programs (MF, MIP & Others).
State TFC TRA MF MIP Others Total
AL 1817 514 113 25 1146 3615
MD 172 2 2 176
DC 331 220 85 36 672
Total 2320 736 198 63 1146 4463

Children Admission By Race

2759 children were African American
1400 children were Caucasian
304 children were from other races
State African American Caucasian Other Races Total
AL 1996 1383 266 3615
MD 147 16 13 176
DC 646 1 25 672
Total 2759 1400 304 4463

Children Admission By Age

1948 children were under 12 years old
2515 children were above 12 years old
State < 12 Years >=12 Years Total
AL 1633 1982 3615
MD 32 144 176
DC 283 389 672
Total 1948 2515 4463

Children Admission By Length of Stay

3293 children stayed in care less than a year
915 children stayed in care less than two (2) years
255 children stayed in care more than two (2) years
State 0 Year 1-2 Years + 2 Years Total
AL 2714 702 199 3615
MD 153 19 4 176
DC 426 194 52 672
Total 3293 915 255 4463

Children Discharges (TFC, TRA, MIP & MF)

948 children were reunited with their birth family
262 children were adopted – Note: (81%) children were adopted by SFH, Inc.’s PFT.
249 children went to Independent Living Program
State Adoption Reunification ILP Successful Total
AL 169 765 176 604 1714
MD 3 26 19 48
DC 90 157 54 301
Total 262 948 249 604 2063
Specialized Foster Care

Children with Special Needs

SFH, Inc. served a total number of 97 children with Special Needs.

State Special Needs
AL 50
DC 47
SFH, Inc 97

The graph below shows the total number of children with Special Needs by year. According to the graph, the maximum number of children with Special Needs served was during the year of 2008 and 2011.

childrenwithspecialneeds

SFH, Inc. served a total of 97 children with Special Needs; 45 (39%) of these children are currently in care with SFH,

36 (31%) Children were adopted, reunified or emancipated and 34 (30%) children were unsuccessfully closed.

State Adoption Reunification ILP Total
AL 4 6 1 11
DC 9 14 2 25
SFH, Inc 13 20 3 36

Conclusion

52% of special needs children are successfully discharged.

92% of special needs adoptions were done by SFH’s PFT’s

Child Well Being

Children Served During the year of 2011

Gender & Program Breakdown AL DC Baltimore
# of Female Children Served 162 67 18
# of Male Children Served 189 60 7
# of Medically Fragile served 28 23
# of Permanency Reunification served 143
# of Mothers and Infants served 6 4 1
# of Therapeutic 133 56 24
# of Traditional Children 41 44
# of children that came from a more restrictive placement 65 38 4
# of children that came from a less restrictive placement 286 89 21
Racial Breakdown of Children Served AL DC Baltimore
African American  186  124  21
Bi-racial  16
Caucasian  141  4
Caucasian  6  3
Caucasian  2

 

Average Age at Admission AL DC Baltimore
0-5  57  31  1
6-10  79  24
11-15  110  28  11
16-18 80 20  9
19 & Over 25  18  4
Well-Being AL
# of Children enrolled in school  56
# of Children in Licensed Homes  100%
# of children with current medical screenings  70
# of children with extracurricular activities 12
# of children employed? 2
Permanency Reunification Continuum

In 2006, Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. (SFH) was selected by the Alabama Department of Human Resources (ADHR) to participate in a permanency pilot in Jefferson County, Alabama. The focus of treatment was to establish a permanent, safe and nurturing family for every child in the program. Each child had been in out-of-home care for extended periods of time due to their needs or the needs of their parents, which in most cases were psychological, physical, behavioral or substance-abuse related.  

After a successful pilot, SFH awarded a second permanency contract in 2008. The contract was expanded to include both reunification and preservation services in Jefferson County and several other Alabama counties. The permanency program provides intensive in-home services to families to facilitate the transition of youth that are ready to return home or to another permanent living arrangement from their out-of-home placement or to maintain children in their own home, when there is a possibility of imminent disruption.

Also in 2008 SFH, was awarded a contract by ADHR for Continuum of Care (COC) Services. In the COC program, SFH provides intensive services to families and children to prevent out–of-home placement. When out-of-home placement is necessary, we work to achieve a less restrictive and less intensive level of care while providing intensive services to the family and the child in order to expedite permanency for the child.

In 2011, SFH was awarded a contract by ADHR for the Permanency Reunification Continuum (PRC). SFH was granted 62 slots to address permanency needs for children and families across the state of Alabama. The contract requires SFH to maintain an 82 percent success rate with reunification within 1 year. SFH provides intensive in-home services in a direct, face-to-face format to facilitate the transition of the children from their out-of-home placement to their original home or to another permanent living arrangement.
 
To date, SFH has served 538 children and families in our Permanency Reunification Continuum program, and has discharged a total of 455 children and families. SFH has taken 387 children and families out of the system’s care and helped them return home and/or achieve permanency. Our collective permanency success rate is 85 percent, which exceeds the contract requirement set forth by ADHR. The average length of service for consumers is 204 days or less than 7 months. This is a huge achievement for Alabama’s children and their families.

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