To work with the Social Services Agency's Emergency Response services to reduce the need for protective custody and out of home placements by stabilizing and strengthening the family.
Children for whom a child abuse report has been made and unmet mental health needs contributed to the reported abuse.
At risk of becoming a dependent; a child abuse report has been made; reported abuse is related to unmet mental health needs; most referrals come through the Child Abuse Registry
How referrals are made to the program
Most referrals are made by the Social Services Agency's Child Abuse Registry and Emergency Response Program.
About 40 cases per year
Primary Services Provided
Consultation session; linkage/referral to mental health and education services, support services, advocacy services, respite care, Supportive and Therapeutic Options Program (STOP), and other services as appropriate.