The Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) is a 24-hour residential facility that provides social work interventions to children 0-6 years old. It provides protection and rehabilitation services through temporary residential care to neglected, abandoned, abused and exploited children and those with special needs such as children at risk and children who are in need of alternative family care.
It also provides appropriate and responsive social work intervention and services that address growth and development and the safety and the security needs of very young children who are victims of abuse.
Further RSCC, works at developing competence and effectiveness of the center’s staff and service providers in the management of cased through proper placement and other rehabilitation services for children.
To provide care and protection to neglected, dependent and abandoned children 0-6 years old including those victims of abuse and exploitation and those with special needs
To study circumstances of a child to determine appropriate care in the absence of parents/relatives
- To identify and provide best substitute parental care for a child
- To serve as laboratory for study and development of child care services
- To promote a venue for the training of service providers such as social workers, house parents, as well as volunteers and students engaged or would be engaged in child welfare and development.
- To promote a model center for care, protection, rehabilitation, education and training of children with special needs
The Reception and Study Center for Children serves children 0-6 years old. These children belong to the following categories:
- Dependent Children – refer to children whose parents are temporarily incapacitated and have no known relatives to whom they can be entrusted. Parents’ incapacity to provide care to their children may be due to the following conditions:
- Parent/s temporarily lacks financial means to support their children’s needs.
- Parent/s is currently in jail
- Parent/s is in a hospital or is incapacitated due to sickness
- Parent/s has to attend to urgent family concerns and will be away temporarily
- Abandoned/Neglected Children – refers to children who are left by their parents to private individuals or to different institutions such as hospitals, clinics, or duly signed child caring or placement agencies.
- Foundling – refers to children left alone in the streets or in other public or private places. These children are exposed to physical. Moral, health and environment hazards and risks in the streets.
- Physically Abused – refers to children who received any form of maltreatment, battering, and verbal assault from their own parents, guardians, neighbors and other individuals in their environment.
- Sexually Abused – refers to children who have been employed, entices, induced or coerced into engaging in sexual; intercourse, lascivious conduct, molestation prostitution and incestuous relationships.
- Voluntary Committed/Surrendered – refers to children who are voluntarily given up by their parents due to economic and personal reas0ns such as child out of wedlock, the lack financial means to support the child having a child as a result of rape.
- Transnational – are those 0-6 years of age children born of relationship between a Filipino and foreign nationals
- Orphaned Children – these are the children who do not have a family and relatives who can assume responsibility for their care.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
- Foster Care Services – it is a social work intervention that provides planned substitute parental care to a child by a licensed foster family when child’s biological parents are unable to care for the child temporarily.
- Adoption – it is a socio-legal process that places a child who is voluntarily committed or declared abandoned to a permanent home/family.
- Legal Guardianship – it is a socio-legal process of providing substitute parental care thru the appointment of the child and his/her property until the child reaches the age of majority.
- Homelife Services – this aims to foster a homey environment to ensure that children experience family living. It provides children with food, clothing, and shelter as well as well-organized activities providing a family-like experience to meet the physical. Emotional, mental, social and spiritual needs of children.
- Health Services – it is the provision of preventive and curative interventions to promote health and to reduce an to prevent sickness and morbidity. These include the conduct of routine physical examination, immunizations, deworming, growth monitoring, vitamins supplementation, environmental health and sanitation, inpatient care and out-patient consultation, dental and physical therapy.
- Educational Services – it is the provision of the educational opportunities based on the capacity and the needs of children by providing formal and non-formal education, remedial classes and socio-cultural services and activities intended for children with special needs.
- Psychological Services – Abuse or neglected may provide a lasting and deep impact on the physical, emotional and psychological conditions of children. Psychological service enables the children to cope and overcome the impact of abusive circumstances and experiences through the conduct of psychological sessions. It includes the conduct of psychological assessment to determine the personality and intellectual make-up of children, and serves as basis in the formulation of appropriate treatment plan or therapy program.
DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
- Referral Letter
- Case Summary
- Birth Certificate (if available)
- Medical Abstract/Certificate
- Medico Legal- if sexually/physically abused
- Police/Barangay blotter and affidavit of finder or referring party if abandoned/foundling.