KEEP collaborates with families to create sustainable change and safety in the home.
KEEP Program Mission: To assist families in working toward a safe and stable home, equipped with the necessary tools for immediate and future use
KEEP stands for Key Essential Elements of Permanency and is a removal prevention and reunification program.
KEEP is a Removal Prevention, Reunification, Kinship, & Teen Program that works with clients in specific counties to address safety, stability, and family dynamics within the home. We work to provide families with tools for future use and link with community resources.
Maple Star has provided these services through the KEEP program since October 1, 2012. Maple Star created and implemented this program to assist families and officials of participating counties and states in achieving and maintaining stability in the home and creating permanency for the related children.
Through an emphasis on family engagement, the KEEP program focuses on family strengths in an effort to identify their challenges, engage the families in the process, and work to create self-sufficiency. The success of the program rests on this premise and is further enhanced by the availability of the KEEP staff as well as the creativity they provide in responding to a family’s needs. A strength of the KEEP program is the ability to work with families in their home communities which defuses resistance and creates alignment and follow through on the part of the family.
The KEEP program is not portrayed as part of the system trying to control the family’s behaviors. It is a strengths-based program that works in collaboration with the family.
The KEEP program’s success is due to the following strategies that are included in all interventions.
Goals of KEEP