Our Commitment to Your Children and Their Families
Cape Atlantic I.N.K utilizes a family-centered approach in helping families. You, your child and family choose the services that meet your needs. Cape Atlantic INK believes that getting service from your own neighborhood and community is best. Often the services and resources you need can be found in your own family, through relatives, friends and neighbors. It is our goal to help families build on their own strengths and those of their communities, become, and remain independent beyond their time with Cape Atlantic INK.
Cape Atlantic I.N.K is culturally sensitive. We work with agencies, programs and services that are responsive to the culture and ethnicity of the population they serve and the communities they live in. Cape Atlantic I.N.K uses a team approach. The Team members are the people most important to your family. The team meets to form an Individualized Service Plan for the child and family.
Your Care Manager will work with you to make sure that the support you receive meets your child and family’s needs.
Your Child’s Care Manager
Every child referred to Cape Atlantic I.N.K will be assigned a Care Manager who will be responsible for working directly with your family. The Care Manager will meet personally with you and your child to learn how they can help. The Care Manager’s first job is to listen to you: to learn your concerns, identify your needs, and acknowledge your strengths. Your Care Manager will work with you to make sure that the support you receive meets your child and family’s needs.
How it Works
Your assigned Care Manager will meet with you and your child within 72 hours after the first contact with your family to develop a Crisis Plan. This is an initial plan that addresses any immediate concerns regarding your child’s and family’s safety. The plan identifies specific ways of responding to a crisis situation and will provide emergency phone numbers of people whom you may contact in a crisis situation. Cape Atlantic I.N.K offers 24-hour support to you and your child when there is a crisis. After this initial visit, your Care Manager will visit you or contact you at least once a week until the development of your 30-day Individualized Service Plan.