FAIM Project

Who we are

The FAIM Project (Family Assessment & Intervention Model) is a differential response type model. It is an initiative developed by in sync Youth & Family Services and the Child and Family Agency in Kildare/West Wicklow. It aims to ensure child welfare concerns are addressed as quickly as possible and to provide children and families with an assessment of need and a brief intervention based on their needs.

What we do

The FAIM Project team work with families who have been referred to Tusla Social Work Department due to child welfare concerns, and who reside in the Kildare/ West Wicklow area.

Referrals are made to the Social Work Department due to concerns and/or information coming to the attention of a service provider, professional or member of the public. Preliminary inquiries are undertaken by the Social Work Department to determine whether the case meets the threshold for referral to the FAIM Project.

The FAIM Project then carry out a welfare assessment with the whole family and make recommendations based on the needs of the children and/or family. In most cases the family will be subsequently offered an intervention from the FAIM team, focused on supporting the gamily to address the challenges they may be facing.

What we offer

  • Onward Referral to appropriate services e.g. other in sync projects/services, or external agencies.
  • Parenting supports
  • Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) Programme
  • Parenting When Separated Programme
  • Strategy meetings with professionals and the family
  • Information and advice
  • Housing support
  • Behaviour management
  • Assistance with grant applications
  • Domestic Violence supports/information regarding appropriate services
  • Bereavement work
  • Communication work
  • Self Esteem building