ADOPTION - Home studies are conducted on families expressing an interest in adopting.
A child is matched with adoptive parents as closely as possible with respect
to ethnic and religious background and the ability of the adoptive parents to
meet the child's needs. Services are provided to both the child to be adopted
and the prospective adoptive parents. For more information call 283-2000 ext.
CHILD SUPPORT - Anyone receiving Public Assistance must cooperate with Child
Support Enforcement to locate absent parents, establish paternity and support
orders. This service is also available to individuals not on Public Assistance
who require assistance obtaining child support and are unable to afford a private
attorney. For more information call 270-3943.
CHILD PROTECTIVE - Child Protective Caseworkers respond within 24 hours to all
reports made to the State Central Register for Abuse and Maltreatment. If the
allegations are found to be true, services are provided to the family to begin
the healing process and keep the family together. Sometimes it is necessary to
remove children from the family when there is imminent risk of serious harm.
Cases involving domestic violence, sexual abuse or serious injury to a child
are also prosecuted in civil court. To make a report of suspected abuse or neglect
DAY CARE - Day care services are provided in centers or informally through a
variety of funding sources. Child care is provided to Public Assistance recipients
for employment and/or training leading to employment. Transitional child care
along with Medicaid is offered for one year to Public Assistance recipients whose
cases are closed due to employment. Low Income day care is available to working
parents who are not eligible for Public Assistance and whose income is less than
160% of the poverty level. Child care is also provided through this funding to
teen parents to allow them to finish high school. Low income day care is limited
by available funding. Finally, day care is provided to children who are at risk
of foster care placement due to abuse or neglect.
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services Website
Child Care Main Page
Parent Guide For Selecting Child Care
Check on a Daycare's License Status
FOSTER CARE - Foster care replacement occurs when it is determined that a child
is at imminent risk of serious harm due to abuse or neglect by a parent or, when
the child has been adjudicated by Family Court, a Juvenile Delinquent or a PINS
(Person in need of supervision). A child may be placed in a foster home, group
home or institution, depending on the child's needs. While a child is in the
temporary care and custody of the Commissioner of Social Services, services are
provided to rectify the problems and reunite the family. For more information
call the Foster Care Unit at 283-2000 ext. 219.
MANDATED PREVENTIVE - Services are provided to children and parents where there
is a risk of foster care placement to prevent further abuse or neglect of a child.
Day care is provided as part of the service to protect the child at risk and
to allow overwhelmed parents respite. For more information call 283-2000 ext.
Unified Family Services - Department for Youth; Phone Numbers General Information
(518) 270-2960, Detention (518) 283-0500
The Office of Children and Family Services - Serves New York's public by promoting
the well-being and safety of our
children, families and communities.
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U.S. Government - Family,
Home & Community Information
U.S. Department of Labor - Employment & Training Administration;
Directing business, adults, youth, dislocated workers, and workforce professional
and employment services.
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