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Health and Preventive Services

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The Frederick Douglass Center makes referrals to health services and clinics and receives visits by The Children's Aid Society Mobile Dental Van.

Our mental health services include a full-time social worker and a partnership with a neighboring mental health clinic. Both individual and group counseling sessions are available to the center's children and parents.

History

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The Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center has been serving the East Harlem Community since 1956. Our Early Head Start, Head Start, After-School, Bridge, and Teen programs are currently serving the third generation of Center members as well as continuing to support community-based groups of East Harlem.

Teen Programs

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Camp Programs

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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: 

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