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Nevada Division of Child & Family Services budget beefs up rural services

A plan to improve and expand social services in Nevada’s rural areas was presented Friday to lawmakers by The Division of Child and Family Services. Administrator Amber Howell told a joint session of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees that includes adding four family support positions and two mental health counselors to Rural Child Welfare. That program, she said, provides services including prevention, investigation and treatment of child abuse or neglect as well as family services from initial assessment to comprehensive case management for the children, parents and caregivers. The system also handles foster care, licensing and …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 16, 2013 02:32AM Published Mar 20, 2013 02:47AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.