Newborn Notification Portal
CAPTA/CARA Provider Bulletin
CAPTA/CARA Training Webinar “Important Note: Webinar must be viewed in Internet Explorer. To advance the slide deck use the next button in the lower right corner.”
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions):
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 questions 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
Adult Crisis Services
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
Probate Court Kinship Fund