Newborn Notification Portal

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CAPTA/CARA Legislation
CAPTA/CARA Provider Bulletin
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Plan of Safe Care Template
Safe Haven information (en Español)
The Implementation of CAPTA Provisions (Power Point)
What are my responsibilities as a Mandated Reporter?

This portal was created for the purposes of giving birthing hospitals the ability to file online reports (DCF- 136) of abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Families OR to create a CAPTA Notification for those newborns identified as substance exposed and consistent with the criteria associated with a notification.  Note that this website is only for referrals involving newborn children and hospital staff, any other child protective services related referral should be made by calling the DCF CARELINE at 1-800-842-2288. During the online submission process you will be asked specific CAPTAButtonquestions that will help guide your filing to the most appropriate pathway.

If you require immediate assistance or have a “Safe Haven” child, please contact the DCF CARELINE.

 

Links to community-based resources

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Adult Crisis Services
Birth-to-3 Program
Care 4 Kids
DCF Parent’s Right to Know
DMHAS Regional directories
DMHAS Women and Children programs
Help Me Grow
Mother to Baby
OEC Before Birth
OEC Newborns
Probate Court Kinship Fund
Safe Sleep
SNAP benefits
WIC