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Welcome

The Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, with support from the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, has developed a pediatric mental health resource program to serve the children of our state.

To better meet the needs of our child and adolescent populations, the state of Indiana has launched several initiatives that aim to increase access to mental health services. From this initiative, INAAP's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program ("the CARE Program") was born.

 

What is the CARE Program?

The INAAP CARE Program connects Hoosier children and their families to the mental health services they need. The CARE Program and CARE Line 

[ 888-495-7271 ] help to identify and address barriers that negatively impact a family’s ability to seek out, and effectively engage in mental health services.

 

While there are some resources currently available, the CARE Line differs by serving as Indiana's only mental health referral resource that is dedicated to children and families. CARE Program family navigators match clients to the mental health providers in their area that have the potential  to meet their needs, conduct follow-up interviews with participating families, and document their feedback. In short, CARE family navigators guide and support families through every step of the CARE Program process.

 

The program will grow with every child served and operate as a fundamental mental health resource for both families, and medical professionals throughout the state of Indiana.

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Contact

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Courtney Crockett, OBHP

CARE Program Manager

Sarah Black

CARE Family Navigator

Katie Rust

CARE Family Navigator

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