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Chesapeake Interagency Consortium
|Phone: 757-382-2000||Fax: 757-382-2332||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Address: 100 Outlaw Street, Chesapeake, VA 23320|
Children's Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families
In 1992, the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families (CSA) was passed by the Virginia General Assembly. In 2015, the name was changed to Children's Services Act. CSA helps families with children who have serious emotional or behavior problems.
In Chesapeake the CSA is managed by the Chesapeake Interagency Consortium (CIC). The CIC is part of the Department of Human Services. Our goal is to help families stay together, keep children safe and in their community.
Who We Serve
Children must be referred by a core city agency or department, listed below. The following children may be served:
- Special education students with a private day treatment program or residential treatment center written on their IEP.
- Special education students at risk of placement in a day treatment program or residential treatment center.
- Children in foster care.
- Children at risk of entering foster care.
The Family Assessment & Planning Team (FAPT) is a group of professionals and parents that work together to help at risk children. Parents are equal partners in the FAPT process. Members include the following core agencies and departments:
- Chesapeake Public Schools
- Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
- Chesapeake Court Service Unit
- Chesapeake Health Department, and
- Chesapeake Social Services.
Every family has unique strengths as well as challenges. When a child's behavior becomes difficult at home, at school or in the community it can be overwhelming for parents. Our job at FAPT is to help parents help their children. We provide parents the tools they need to better understand their child's needs and manage their behavior. By providing information and support, parents don't have to feel powerless or alone.
Families may be asked to assist with a portion of service costs, but not special education costs written in a child's IEP. Co-pays are based on a sliding scale on family size, income and expenses.