Once a county child welfare agency is notified of the identification of a substance affected infant, it will develop a Plan of Safe Care and refer the infant and family to its local Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) program, a partnership between the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA), Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and the Division of Public Health (DPH). Families of substance affected infants will have the option of utilizing CC4C's services to address identified needs.

CC4C works with families on a voluntary basis with a goal of improving children's health outcomes. CC4C is an at-risk population management program that currently serves children ages birth to five that have experienced adverse life events (including but not limited to parental substance abuse or neonatal exposure to substances), children discharged from the neonatal care unit and children with special health care needs.

CC4C resources:

CC4C Care Manager Questions & Answers
CC4C Referral for Plan of Safe Care (For child protective services use only)
CC4C Referral Directory
CC4C Map
CC4C Care Managers webinar July 2017
Caring for Babies Who Have Been Exposed to Substances (B&W Copy)