Specialized Child Protection Units

Savio Direct Link – Target population, substance abusing parents with children 0-12 years of age. Intervenes with families at the point of intake and remains involved until permanency is established and the case is closed.

Family Treatment Drug Court – Target Population, the same as Direct Link, in addition to the specialization of Direct Link, this program offers dedicated court personnel and intensive supervision by the Drug Court Judge.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) – An Evidenced-Based Treatment for children ages 3 – 18 years experiencing trauma-related difficulties as the result of one or multiple traumatic events and their non-offending parent/caretaker. TF-CBT can be delivered in a variety of settings including home, kinship, adoptive home, residential treatment facility, group home etc. Examples of traumatic events addressed by TF-CBT:

  • Child Abuse: Sexual, Physical, Neglect, Emotional
  • Victim/Witness of Violence: Domestic, Community, School
  • Accidents: Motor Vehicle
  • Disasters
  • War/Terrorism and Refugee
  • Medical: e.g. Diagnosis, Invasive Medical Procedures
  • Traumatic Grief and Loss

Savio CBS/HBI Child Protection – Target population is families with young children age birth to 12 years. Intensive in-home services offering preservation and reunification services for families with cases from both intake and ongoing units.

Savio Intake and Assessment – Immediate Intake and Assessment response to child abuse and/or neglect hotline reports received by Departments of Human Services. Staff respond in person to the community and work with the police department, hospitals, parents and extended family/kin to secure the safety of the children for the night. Additionally, staff investigate prospective harm cases and assist in the further response and investigation process.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – Target population, TANF recipients, Staff assist families with meeting TANF program requirements, increase parenting skills, employment skills training, stabilize mental health, connect to necessary community resources, and life skills training.

For more information contact: Julia Roguski, 303-225-4200 or Amy Beery, 303-225-4185