HOMEBUILDERS (Birth to Age 5)<sup>&reg</sup> Theoretical Model

HOMEBUILDERS provides intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counseling, and life-skills education for families who have children at risk for placement in state-funded care. The model is built upon several core values and beliefs:
  • It is best for children to be raised by their own family whenever possible.
  • Safety is our highest priority.
  • Reducing barriers to service improves family outcomes.
  • Family members are our colleagues and partners.
  • Providing information and teaching skills empowers families to become self-sufficient.
  • We cannot predict which situations are most amenable to change.
  • It is our job to motivate families and instill hope.
  • All people have the ability to change.
  • A crisis is an opportunity for change.
  • We respect families for their diverse culture, ethnicity, and religious beliefs.
  • Family members do not usually intend to harm one another.
  • People are doing the best they can.
  • Inappropriate intervention can do harm.