How to get involved with the CARE Network
CARE Network providers have made a commitment to provide children for which abuse or neglect is suspected easy access to proper diagnosis and care. Designated CARE Network providers are:
Physicians (MD, DO)
Psychologists (Psy.D, Ph.D)
Advanced Practice Providers (PA, NP)
Licensed Behavioral Health Providers (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, APN)
Nurses (RN practicing as FNE or SANE)
For more information on requirements and how to join the CARE Network as a designated provider:
In an effort to support the CARE Network Designated Providers, the following community resources for families to address health and social needs have been compiled. Visit the CARE Network Community Resource Directory for detailed information on continuing care resources across the state of Colorado, including contact information for agencies and institutions responsible for the health and safety of children.
Stay informed and click here for our 2022 CARE Network Annual Report.
Are you interested in having a CARE Network representative visit your organization to present about the network or do you have questions about joining as a designated provider?
Please reach out to let us know! Email our team with your questions and someone will respond to your inquiry with additional information.
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Why join the CARE Network?
Every year in Colorado, thousands of children are impacted by maltreatment.
Expertise to conduct medical evaluations and behavioral health screenings in suspected cases of child maltreatment is extremely limited.
When children do not have access to specialized services, they do not receive the medical care they need.
Any child impacted by physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect should have access to quality care.
Increase capacity throughout the state by establishing a standardized and coordinated medical
response to suspected cases of child maltreatment.
Build a designated network of providers around the state who are committed to providing quality
care for children within their communities.
Ensure support for network providers through education and training opportunities, mentorship,
financial reimbursement and other resources.
The healthcare provider is an important partner to other systems working to ensure child safety and family well-being.
HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION?
When child maltreatment is suspected, healthcare professionals play a crucial role in recognition and treatment, family support and community collaboration.
Join us for the CARE Network New Provider Training in Vail, Colorado (coming in spring 2023). For more information on this training visit the New Provider Training Page.