Children's Division

Children's Treatment Services

Children's Treatment Services are available for the prevention of child abuse and neglect and for treatment of the victims of abuse or neglect.
The purpose of those services is to re-establish or to keep children in their own homes. Services include:

  • Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Lay persons who assist children involved in juvenile court proceedings and in planning for the children's return to their biological homes
  • Crisis Nursery Services - Short-term temporary child care voluntarily sought by families for children at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • Day Treatment - Treatment for emotionally disturbed children who do not need 24 hour care.
  • Evaluation and Diagnosis - Evaluation and diagnosis for special psychological, and medical problems that may be contributing to or that may be the result of incidents of abuse or neglect.
  • Family Residential Treatment - Sustenance, shelter, and a range of treatment services on a 24-hour basis to families to help remedy abuse, neglect or exploitation of children and to maintain the family unit.
  • Family Therapy - In-home or in-office treatment services directed toward helping a family develop new skills in solving problems.
  • General Medical Examinations, Medical Laboratory Tests, Radiological Test - Medical examinations and tests to identify indicators of child abuse and neglect, when done in conjunction with hotline report.
  • Group Counseling - Therapeutic interaction between the counselor and two or more clients directed toward a specific need or problem.
  • Homemaker Services - Short Term services that focus on support for families during crises, or teaching homemaking skill, and /or providing a role model to parents under stress.
  • Individual Counseling - Therapeutic interaction between the counselor and the client directed toward a specific need or problem.
  • Interpretative and Counseling Services for the Deaf - Special services for abused and neglected deaf children and/or deaf members of their family.
  • Juvenile Court Diversion Program - Development of court-sponsored programs in order to divert children from CD care and custody.
  • Parent Aide - Basic training to families experiencing stress, that has led to or may lead to child abuse or neglect.
  • Parent Education Program - Teaching appropriate parenting techniques to groups.
  • Resource Coordination - Activities related to coordination of service delivery, resource development, resource identification, and resource acquisition involving a range of home-base services.

Who Is Eligible?

All children and families in need of treatment services because of abuse or neglect, or at risk of abuse or neglect; and children who have committed statue offenses such as repeated absences from school or who are in danger of becoming delinquent.