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Child Neglect: Failure by a person responsible for a child's care to supply a child necessary food, clothing, shelter, or medical care when reasonably able to do so; or failure to protect a child from actions or conditions which imminently and seriously endanger the child's physical or mental health when reasonable able to do so;or failure to take steps to ensure that a child is educated in accordance with state law. Neglect also includes prenatal exposure to a controlled substance. (MN Statue 626.556, Subd. 2c)
C.A.R.E. (Child Adult Relationship Enrichment Program ) a voluntary 2 year early intervention/prevention program designed to work on improving family stability, parent-child attachment, and safety in homes where a parent has been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and there is a child/children between the ages of 0-5.
In order to make a referral to either program, please call Olmsted County Child and Family Services intake at 507 328-6400.