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Children Youth and Families  (CYF)

The primary goal of these services is to support the families that are involved with Children, Youth and Families.

How a Family Support Partner (FSP) Supports a Family:

  • The Family Support Partner engages one on one with a family to provide support as the family identifies their needs and develops plans to achieve goals.

  • A Family Support Partner’s role is to be the liaison between the family member and the CYF Caseworker.

  • The Family Support Partner utilizes a compassionate, non-judgmental, strength-based approach to assist the family.

  • The Family Support Partner can be involved in all aspects of the CYF case:

    • The FSP preps the family for CYF Conferencing and Teaming Meetings.

    • The FSP preps and debriefs the family during the family court process.

    • The FSP supports the family in developing and achieving the goals set by the family and team.

*We acknowledge that families are the expert of their own experience. At Allegheny Family Network we recognize any CYF involvement is not easy and can affect every member of the family. 

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Allegheny Family Network



CHATLine offers a well trained and experienced Family Support Partner with personal experience raising a child with behavioral issues who can help with connections to community services, negotiating different systems, or emotional support.  The families can also call to request a face to face one on one Family Support Partner through the CHATLine.


* CHATLine hours of operation are 9:00 am—4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Calls received after hours will have the option of leaving a message and will receive a call back on the next business day. 

* This CHATLine is not a crisis line.  The CHATLine is a support line and referral service.  In the event of a crisis—AFN staff will refer callers to emergency support services such as 911 or Resolve Crisis Network. 

425 North Craig Street, Suite 500   |   Pittsburgh, PA 15213   |   Phone: 412-246-2030

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Family Advocacy, Mental Health, Children