About Podcast Series
Each month one of the Child Abuse Prevention Center’s programs will host a visual podcast episode. In these podcasts the program staff will discuss the need, importance and influence of their program. They will also disclose program specifics. These podcasts will be made available on our social media and website.
Child Abuse Prevention Center Programs
Children In-Home Crisis Stabilization and Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization
The Children In-Home Crisis Stabilization and Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization programs serve children, transitional age youth, and adults who are experiencing severe mental health or behavioral challenges, such as self-harm, suicidal ideations, aggressive behavior, and as a result, are at imminent risk of psychiatric hospitalization or out-of-home placement. By working together with the client and their family and social network as a cohesive unit, our programs provide a successful alternative to hospitalization and/or traumatic removal from the home.
Infant Home Visitation and Toddler Home Visitation
The Infant Home Visitation and Toddler Home Visitation programs provide in-home parenting education, developmental assessments, oral health education, home safety checks, and case management services for Orange County families with infants (birth-17 months) and toddlers (18 months-5 years).
The Basic Needs program meets the urgent needs of low-income families in order to quickly and safely place a child in a nurturing foster home or to reunify a child with his or her biological parents. The program provides these homes with living essentials (e.g., children’s beds, baby cribs, clothing, food and baby formula, refrigerators, etc.) and child safety items (e.g., smoke detectors, infant/child car seats, strollers, etc.).
The School Readiness program provides early childhood services focused on identifying developmental delays and behavioral issues at the earliest age possible and then links families to appropriate supportive services. We provide early childhood mental health assessments and developmental screenings to ensure children are meeting age appropriate milestones, as well as parenting education and case management to families with children up to 8 years of age who are struggling with emotional, and/or behavioral issues that prevent them from accessing, participating, or succeeding in school.
Outreach and Engagement
Outreach and Engagement, a collaborative with Western Youth Services and Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, aims to educate the public and connect them to resources in the county. Under our O&E program, we also provide in-home mental health assessments and short-term counseling for mothers coping with postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders which can have devastating effects on the relationships between mothers and their babies.
Child Abuse Services Team (CAST)
Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) program provides abused children with a safe, comforting facility where all aspects of an active investigation (e.g., forensic review, medical exam, meetings with social workers) are conducted in a confidential setting. This helps minimize the trauma of reliving the crisis during each official interview. CAST also provides mental health support with therapy from licensed clinicians.
Our upcoming podcast will highlight the School Readiness Program. Be the first to know about newly released podcasts by joining our mailing list.