• Is the purpose of CPS to take children out of the home?
  • Does CPS provide foster Care Services?
  • What system is in place to protect children?
  • What happens when a concern is reported to a local agency?
  • Who is eligible for services?
  • What is the Children's Services Process?
  • How does Children's Services work?
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Bedford County Comprehensive Services Act 

To view the VA State Comprehensive Services website, click here

Krystal B.Hullette 

CSA Coordinator

 Erica Whorley 

CSA Case Manager:

Children Services Kid Hands ImageChildren Care Assistance Program

Child Care Assistance Program provides funding to enhance the quality and affordability of child care available to families. It supports the goals of economic self-sufficiency and child development by providing for the supervision, protection, and well-being of a child while the parent(s) is participating in an approved activity of employment and/or education.  

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Child Protective Services Abuse and neglect of children is a serious problem in Virginia. Each year in this state over 48,000 children are reported for suspected abuse or neglect. The Code of Virginia requires local social services departments to respond to all valid reports and to assist families in protecting their children from harm.

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Children Services Teddy Bear ImageBedford Community Coalition

Formed in October of 2003, the Bedford Community Coalition is a collaboration of public and private, City and County agencies, organizations, and individuals who are committed to addressing the needs of our community through research and prevention planning. We would like to thank the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's Division of Education and Prevention for providing financial support to help our coalition get started in 2003.

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Lori Winesett, MA
Child and Family Therapist
Bedford Youth and Family Services

By appointment only. If you are a current client and need to make an appointment, please call (540) 586-7652.

If you have an after-hours emergency, please contact the Bedford County Sheriff's Office at (540) 586-STAR.

Internet Resources for Child Mental Health:
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
NYU Child Study Center Site, including an A-Z guide to disorders 
Detailed information about psychotropic medications including photographs of pills 
National Institute on Drug Abuse