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Preventive Services are supportive and rehabilitative services provided to children and their families for the purpose of averting a disruption of a family which will or could result in the placement of a child in foster care or of enabling a child who has been placed in foster care to return to his or her family at an earlier time than would other wise be possible, or of reducing the likelihood that a child who has been discharged from foster care will return to foster care.  Families are assessed for strengths and needs and a service plan is developed with the family.  Services provided may include day care, homemaker, parent training, parent aide, clinical services, transportation, emergency services, preventive housing services and crisis respite care and services in cases involving AIDS. Outreach activities and intensive, home-based family preservation services may be available. In Chenango County Preventive Services are provided within both the Foster Care and Child Protective Units.