One Social Worker is an Indian Child Welfare Act specialist who attends trainings and keeps a master list of all queries and responses on children who may have Native American ancestry. The ICWA specialist advises Social Workers on the legal rights of children identified as potential members of any tribe.
Children's System of Care
The Children's System of Care is a Mental Health program which provides intensive, home based treatment for seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Clients are all Dependents of the Juvenile Court at the time of referral. Services are aimed at helping children stay in the most family-like setting, and lowest level of care possible. Services are provided to children in all settings (family, receiving home, foster home, and group home). Current Mental Health staff includes: a coordinator, seven clinicians, one clinical case manager, and clerical support. Primary case management support for the team is provided by CSA Social Workers.
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Adult Protective Services
This site cannot accept reports of abuse or neglect of elders or dependent adults. To make a report,
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Child Protective Services
Professionals, who in the course of their work, come in contact with families and children (medical practitioners, non-medical practitioners, daycare providers, probation officers, social workers, etc.) MUST report to a "child protective agency" (Police, Sheriff, Probation, Child & Family Services). All other citizens MAYreport. (Penal Code Section 111165):
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- severe or general neglect
- willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment
- unjustifiable mental suffering
- any of the above in out-of-home care
A phone report must be made immediately upon suspicion or knowledge. A written report is required within 36 hours.
Reporting forms can be requested by calling the C.P.S. 24-hour phone line at:
209-558-3665 or 1-800-558-3665
Information and Referral
For assistance with CalWORKs, CalFresh (Food Stamps) and or Medi-Cal or if you want to apply for assistances, please call: 1(877) 652-0734
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