Resources on Child Well-Being and Legal Rights

The CHERISH program is familiar with the following resources. For the most current information, please contact each resource directly. If you are receiving CHERISH services and need assistance with resources, contact your CHERISH team.

Coordinated Care is the statewide managed care health plan running the Apple Health Foster Care program.

The Apple Health Core Connections program is specifically designed for the following members:

  • Children and youth in foster care (dependencies with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF))
  • Children and youth in adoption support
  • Young adults in extended foster care  (18-21 year olds)
  • Young adults 18-26 who aged out of foster care on or after their 18th birthday
  • Children and youth reunified with their parents (eligible for 12 months after foster care ends)

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How to Report Abuse or Neglect – Contact your local intake number or the Statewide End Harm Line, 866-363-4276More Info

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect – Signs and symptoms. More Info

9 Signs of Abuse to Recognize During a Video Call – DCYF video on recognizing signs of abuse in a video call. More Info

The Youth Law Center advocates to transform foster care and juvenile justice systems across the nation so every child and youth can thrive.

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Information on developmental milestones by age.

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DCYF document clarifying existing myths relating to normal life activities for children and youth in care.

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