Family Service Kent is proud to be the host agency for F.I.R.S.T. Strategy:
F.I.R.S.T. Strategy: The F.I.R.S.T. Strategy is a collaborative, integrative approach to bring services directly to families, individuals, and neighborhoods facing situations of acute, elevated risk. The ad hoc nature of the F.I.R.S.T. Strategy is a unique model built by Chatham-Kent with the principals of traditional situation tables. Early intervention is important to reduce the need for more intensive and reactive responses such as hospitalization, arrests, and apprehensions. The process brings only the relevant service agencies together once an agency has identified a situation where multiple services are needed to support the family or individual. This immediate and proactive approach provides delivery of the right service at the right time, directly addressing the risks proactively.