We understand and empathize with the needs of the media in regards to bringing awareness to the general public about issues surrounding child welfare and mental health in a timely and accurate manner. However, we respectfully request, members of the media, reaching out to Crittenton Services for Children and Families to understand that we work in an environment where we work with system-involved minors and certain information (i.e. Personal Identifiable Information (PII) or HIPAA Information) is protected under applicable federal and state law. Please note that we will do whatever we can do to assist the media produce quality work as long as client safety and privacy rights are being protected and respected. Our biggest concern is re-exploiting or re-traumatizing our clients and we thank you and appreciate your patience when working with our agency.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families is a nonprofit organization that works with system-involved clients by helping to heal the wounds of abuse, trauma and neglect within the communities we serve. A part of our mission is to also advocate for law, policies, best practices and organizational procedures that will empower and protect the vulnerable populations of children, youth and families in our care. We do, however, understand that some of our visitors and stakeholders may have a difference in opinion, viewpoint or perspective that they may not be able to necessarily or entirely support our work. While we appreciate debate and civil discourse within our online community of followers, we have taken a stance against providing a venue for commentary that relies on deceptive facts, unfounded claims, misinformation, disrespectful language, inappropriate behavior, or threats. We reserve the right to delete any such comments and ban any end user or follower who continually abuses our social media policy.
*Please note that the views expressed by online commentators on our blog, social media, or webpages do not necessarily reflect the views of Crittenton Services for Children and Families.