|Making a Referral
Accessing Services for Children & Families
children suffer sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect or exposure
to domestic violence, the CARES Institute helps those children and
their families overcome the trauma. Our experienced medical and mental
health professionals work as a team to provide a spectrum of evidence-based
services to children and adolescents in the seven southern counties
of New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
Gloucester and Salem).
The CARES Institute accepts referrals from
Division of Child Protection and Permanency, DCP&P
(formerly DYFS), county prosecutors' offices, community
medical and mental health providers,
social service agencies, hospitals and
parents. A referral form must be completed
for every child referred to the Institute. If a child
or family is involved with DCP&P, the referral
usually comes from the DCP&P caseworker.
For more information about accessing abuse
and neglect services at the CARES Institute and to determine whether
a child would benefit from our expertise, please contact the Intake
Coordinator, Eileen Rozelle, at 856-566-7036.
The CARES Institute's foster care screening
program, known as the Comprehensive
Health Evaluation for Children (CHEC), is available for children
ages birth to 18 entering a foster care
or kinship placement involved with DCP&P.
To make a referral to the CHEC Program,
the DCP&P caseworker for the child should
fax the completed CHEC forms to 856-566-6838,
or call 856-566-6799.