The Citrus Helping Adolescents Negatively impacted by Commercial Exploitation (CHANCE) Program is a pilot program developed by Citrus through a partnership with DCF and Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, with research by USF.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is a form of child abuse. It happens when individuals buy, trade, or sell sexual acts with a child under the age of 18.
Children in The CHANCE Program receive individualized clinical treatment primarily centered around Trauma-Focused Care, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment and motivational interviewing.
Citrus provides prospective foster parents with required trainings for licensing, and additional trainings for specialized therapeutic foster care for CSEC victims.
Any child in the community who has been a victim of CSEC can receive services from The CHANCE Program.
Assessment & Emergency Services
Assessment and Emergency Services (AES) is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week and serves as an entry point for services at Citrus Health Network. AES serves as a Psychiatric Emergency Room and Baker Act/Public Receiving Facility. Services in AES include: Mental Health Screenings, Diagnostic Assessments, Crisis Management/Interventions, Disposition and Referrals to Other Services, and Medical Screenings and Urgent Treatment.