What are stressors?

Stressors may include a single event (e.g. termination of employment, loss of a loved one, etc.) or recurrent events (e.g. domestic abuse, living in a high-crime neighborhood, or economic hardships).  Some stressors may accompany specific developmental events (e.g. attending school, leaving the parental home, change in relationships, becoming a parent, and/or failing to attain occupational and educational goals). 

How do I know if I'm eligible?

Family Development serves all ErieCounty residents in need of services who meet state and federal poverty guidelines.  We also accept private insurance information as well as servicing Medicaid reimbursements cases. 

Are your services confidential?

All consultations are confidential and will only be discussed amongst our staff.  Our focus is to join together in assisting our families or individuals in the best way possible. We are a department that is bound by a professional code of ethics. 

What other services are available?

Family Development now offers respite/transitional services to women and children in need of emergency supportive care up to 24-72 hours.  Services also include reuniting foster care children with their families. Counseling, training and workshops are offered in a safe environment to help stabilize the families and attain individual goals.

1.     What is Family Development?
2.     What are stressors?
3.     How do I know if I'm eligible?
4.     Are your services confidential?
What other services are available? 

What is Family Development?

The Family Development Department responds to identifiable stressor/s that individuals and families experience that result in the development of clinically significant emotional or behavioral symptoms.


Updated: July 11, 2016










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