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State agency seeks public input on Salisbury’s child welfare services

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services is seeking input on how child welfare services can be improved in Salisbury.

The division will host a listening session from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Stanback Auditorium at Rowan Public Library, at 201 W. Fisher St.

While comments will be accepted on any topic relevant to child welfare, DHHS is particularly interested in hearing ideas for:

• Improving safety, permanency and well-being outcomes.

• Services for high-risk populations such as children age birth to 5; foster youth 18-21; the LGBTQ population; runaway youth ;and pregnant foster youth.

• Post-adoption services.

According to a news release sent by the department, public input is vital to understanding what is working and what can be done differently.

Input can also be provided by:

• Email: CFSP.APSR@dhhs.nc.gov

• U.S. mail: NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, Child and Family Services Review Coordinator, 2406 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2406

• Drop-off: Dorothea Dix Campus, McBryde Building East, 820 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, N.C.

• Phone: 919-527-6359

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