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Q: Do kids stay there?

A: No, CARE House of the Pee Dee is an outpatient facility with scheduled appointments. Children are normally brought by a guardian and occasionally by Law Enforcement or Department of Social Services. If a child has been removed from their guardian they may be brought to an appointment by a foster parent or relative placement.


Q: Is CARE House part of Department of Social Services or Law Enforcement?

A: No, CARE House is a private non-profit who often works in coordination with other entities to provide services to DSS or LE’s client but CARE House is not part of them and CARE House is not a state agency.


Q: What is evidence based treatment (EBT)?

A: An EBT is a type of therapy that has been studied and its research shows that it is successful in supporting change in the population that it was tested with.


Q: How long does therapy last?

A: CARE House offers multiple types of therapies, the length of these therapies depend on the client’s progress, participation and any other factors that may occur.


Q: How do kids get referred to the CARE House?

A: For forensic interviews referrals, Law Enforcement or Department of Social Services are the first point of contact and they make the referral to CARE House for the interview to take place. For counseling referrals, these can come from parents, guardians, the school district, Law Enforcement, Department of Social Services, other counseling providers or anyone else who has concerns about a child.


Q: Is spanking considered physical abuse?

A: In the state of South Carolina, corporal punishment is allowed. However, corporal punishment is considered abuse when it results in injury. Whether you are spanking with your hand or an object, you are at risk of causing injury to a child. Research has shown us that there are more effective methods of punishment that do not cause injury.

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Q: What is a Children’s Advocacy Center?

A: “A children’s advocacy center or “CAC”  is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse  cases.”


Q:  What insurance does the CARE House accept?

A: CARE House is currently credentialed for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Molina, WellCare, Cenpatico and Select Health. If you do not see your insurance provider, please contact us.