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Mental Health Services

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The East Harlem Mental Health Clinic is a full-service facility that addresses the mental health needs of children and families. Highly qualified mental health professionals provide individual and family counseling to the community, all Center members and their families. Learn more about the CAS Mental Health Services at East Harlem and other sites in New York City.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Health Services for Children in Foster Care

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Children in foster care have unique health considerations. Their psychosocial needs must be addressed along with their case planning and legal guardianship requirements. In addition, because many children enter the system neglected or abused, there are often developmental delays, missed immunizations, uncontrolled asthma and other unattended health risks that pose particular health challenges for these youngsters. Health services staff work closely with social workers who facilitate a child's case management needs. Children’s Aid manages two unique foster care programs:

Education

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Illness/Infection Policies

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At some time during the year, your child is going to be ill. This happens to all children and this explanation is meant to help you understand how to deal with illness when your child is enrolled in our program.

Please note – if the illness falls under the guidelines below, the parent must provide alternative care. These guidelines were determined by the Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and the Medical Committee of the Day Care Council. We are not permitted to deviate from these guidelines.

Preventive Services

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Sometimes the right support and guidance can make the difference between whether a child enters foster care or remains with his family. For this reason, The Bronx Family Center provides preventive services such as: 

Foster Care Services

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The convenience and accessibility of the Bronx Family Center allows children, foster and birth families to visit with each other more frequently. While at the center, they also can coordinate health and dental care and easily access community-based programs.

The Medical Foster Boarding Home and Therapeutic Foster Boarding Home programs of Children's Aid are borough-wide and also use the Center for visitations, health care and coordination of other needed services.

City Council OKs Permits for Green Carts after Key Rally

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The push for healthful eating has gotten an important boost from the New York City Council. The Council voted on February 27th to create 1,000 permits for street vendors to set up green carts in low-income neighborhoods to sell fresh fruits and vegetables.

Children’s Aid Responds to the Crisis in Haiti

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The Children’s Aid Society extends our deepest sympathies to the people of Haiti. Our hearts go out to the children and families struggling to survive in the wake of the devastating earthquake. The pain and suffering we see chronicled in the news each day is almost unimaginable. Children’s Aid Society has a proud tradition of providing assistance to families in need, whether in the aftermath of September 11th or Hurricane Katrina.

Congratulations on Your Engagement

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A recent study entitled A Report on the 2007 and 2008 High School Survey of Student Engagement provides some distressing news about the state of American high schools, alongside interesting grist for youth workers’ planning mills. First the headlines:

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