The PAC Program in New York City

PAC/ACS Clinical Consultation Service Team

Children’s Preventative Services

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ACS and The PAC Program’s Preventative Services

What does the Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) do?

 

ACS’ was developed to help maintain structure and provide families with services to help keep families happily together. The goal of the administration is to help families create structure and well-being while promoting safety in homes and the communities of New York.

Goals of ACS Preventative Care include:

  • Increase the structure and strength of day-to-day life in the home of the family
  • Creating a system which enhances the family unit and addressing issues in the home to lessen the likelihood of splitting the family with foster care
  • Decreasing the continued traumatic abusive situations the child is subjected too
  • Promoting the permanent placement in the healthy home for children previously in foster care

Preventative services include screening, assessment, and care for:

  • Mental health disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Special needs
  • Domestic violence
  • Aftercare/continuing care services
  • Exploited youth care

 

Through ACS’s partnership with The PAC Program’s families receive the highest quality of care. The clinical consultation team was created to assure each family seeking services would have the individual needs met as outlined by ACS’ guidelines. The clinical consultation service team provides child welfare caseworkers, supervisors, contracted prevention, and foster-care case planners who’ll offer case-specific consultation services.

 

The PAC Program’s Consultation Team consists of:

 

  • Team coordinator
  • Domestic violence consultant
  • Mental health consultation
  • Early childhood consultant
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Substance Use Disorder consultant (CASAC)

Clinical

Consultation

Service

Team’s

Description:

Problem Assessment & Indentification

Case investigation, case planning. and case management, with advocacy.

Substance Use Disorder Screening

Screen, assess, and determine whether a client has a mild, moderate, or severe substance use disorder. Proper placement in inpatient or outpatient treatment upon determination.

Mental Health Screening & Assessment

Screen, assess, and determine whether a client is experiencing mental health decompensation or is non-compliant with prescribed medications and meeting regularly with a mental health provider.

Assess Domestic Violence or Domestic Disputes

Screen, assess, and determine the presence and evidence of abuse and violence in the home. In situations when evidence of an abusive is apparent the proper protocol will be followed. One route is enrollment in the PAC program’s Batterer’s Intervention Programming (BIP) Educational Life Skills Training Services.

Determination of Early Development Issues

Referrals and RecommendationsReferrals and RecommendationsIt is critical to screen, assess, and determine whether a child has early development issues. According to UNICEF, from the ages of birth to 8 years of age is  the “stage of development lays the foundation, framework for a child’s future well-being and learning.”

Medical Neglect

Screening, assessment, and determination that proper medical attention is being provided or neglected.

Recommendations and Referrals

Once areas of need are identified and determined the required recommendations and referrals to address specific behaviors will be made promptly.

Case Planning and Follow

During the development of case planning, appropriate recommendations will be made aware to case management. Follow-up and change to the client’s individual service plan will occur regularly both on and off-site.
 

Perform Appropriate

Training Sessions for

Child Welfare Staff

Provide various educational life skills training sessions to enhance child welfare staff to better assist families assigned to the clinical consultation team, such as:
  • Assessment of addiction or need for the appropriate level of care for substance use treatment.
  • Physical and psychological effects of alcohol and other drugs on the body and mind and impact to the family.
  • Co-occurring disorders (medical, mental, addiction).
  • Mental health issues and the impact on individual and the family.
  • Evidence of domestic violence in the home and the impact on the individual and the family system.
  • Effective case planning.
  • Proper care coordination services within the community.
  • Signs, indications, and early child development issues the impact normal development.

The PAC Program of New York Treatment Network

The PAC Program in Brooklyn

  • 7 Debevoise St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11206
    (P):718-388-5950
    (Fax): 718-388-5994

The PAC Program in the Bronx

  • 1215-17 Stratford Ave
    Bronx, NY 10472
    (P): 718-328-2605
    (Fax):718-328-2609

The PAC Program in Manhattan

  • 6 East 39th St
    New York, NY 10016
    (P):212-837-2013
    (Fax):646-329-6340

The PAC Program in Queens

40-11 Warren St.
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(P):718-729-6868
(Fax):718-729-8008

The PAC Program in Staten Island

705 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
(P): 718-727-7280
(Fax): 718-442-2169