PCORE EPIC CAN
(CAN) Child Abuse and Neglect EPIC CAN Presentations
Part I: SCAN, Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
Provides child abuse and neglect intervention and identification training.
Presenter teams consist of a pediatrician and a DYFS trainer, who work in the region of the practice or emergency department.
Outcome is for practices, within the context of being medical homes, to develop new policies and procedures to implement when child abuse or neglect is suspected or identified.
Part II: PCAN, Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Emphasizes the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Addresses the global issues of crying and parenting and demonstrates the connections between the general stressors of child rearing and the patterns and behaviors in parents/guardians who abuse and neglect children.
The resource team of trainers includes a pediatric primary care physician and community-based partners who offer family support and family strengthening services in the practice’s catchment area.
News & Opportunities:
A notice of availability of funds was recently posted on DCF's website:
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect 2013 Biennial Conference
Please visit the DCF website
if you are interested in this announcement.
2nd Floor Celebrates its One Year Anniversary
2nd Floor, a Statewide helpline has received nearly 170,000 calls from youth ages 10-24. The helpline - 1-888-222-2228 - is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to children and young adults ages 10-24. The program's slogan is: "Anything, Anytime, Anywhere," and it is designed to provide universal, toll-free, confidential telephone assistance.
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NJ Department of Children and Families and Casey Family Programs launch Raise Me Up
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families and Casey Family Programs launched an important campaign - Raise Me Up - designed to inspire people to support children in foster care and prevent child abuse and neglect in communities throughout New Jersey. New Jersey's children need our help.
The primary message of the Raise Me Up campaign is: “You don't have to raise a foster child to raise them up. You just have to raise your hand and say you'll help.” DCF, with the financial support from Casey Family Programs, will launch this media campaign using the powerful television, radio and print ads to invite the public to get involved by first visiting the Raise Me Up Web site.
The Raise Me Up campaign offers easy ideas on how to make a difference in a child's life. By simply visiting the campaign Web site - www.RaiseMeUp.org - and clicking on New Jersey, interested people will be linked with a variety of options on how to help foster children in their own communities. Opportunities to help will range from fostering, adopting or mentoring a child to distributing vital child safety and abuse prevention materials in your neighborhood.
New Jersey's Raise Me Up campaign will benefit programs and services including:
Recruitment of foster and adoptive families for teens, sibling groups and medically-fragile youth
Support for adolescents transitioning from care by supporting their college education and career development
Community involvement in local Family Success Centers, which support families in need
Finding new mentors for local community Boys & Girls Clubs
Donations to benefit recently reunified families
Support for the state's Court Appointed Special Advocates
Raising community awareness of supports for youth in need, including a statewide, 24-hour youth helpline.
Spreading the word about New Jersey's child safety campaigns to prevent injury or harm.
On any given day, there are 8,800 children in foster care in New Jersey. The Raise Me Up campaign aims to not only help support children while they spend time in foster care, but help eliminate the need for foster care all together.
You can view all of Raise Me Up's media advertisements on the Web site: http://raisemeup.org/ads.aspx
If you would like to receive outreach materials to help spread the word about Raise Me Up or would like more information about this campaign to support New Jersey's most vulnerable children, please contact Leida Arce or Marcella Butkewicz at 609-292-0422.