YFS Collaboration

The target group for this collaboration is: children younger than age 5 involved with YFS with a case designated as 1) substantiated abuse or neglect OR 2) in need of services.

The goal for this collaboration is improvement in child and family access to developmentally appropriate services that support children’s educational, social and emotional well-being.

Children’s Developmental Services (also known as the Watkins Center) has hired 4 licensed mental health clinicians and 4 case coordinators, supported by a supervisor, to be co-located within each geo-district to support YFS social workers in meeting the well-being needs of young children.

To learn more, click here, or you may contact Jennifer Graham, the supervisor for this initiative, at jennifer.graham@mecklenburgcountync.gov.

Read more about how this collaboration has helped children in Mecklenburg County.