CARE Network Services


The CARE Network trains medical and behavioral health providers to build local capacity for child maltreatment expertise. This network is a free service for the community, local public child welfare agencies, and law enforcement (medical insurance may be billed). The program is administered by the Kempe Center through a contract with the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).


The network was created through legislation in Colorado (HB19 1133) to serve:

  • Children under 6 years with concerns of physical abuse or neglect.
  • Children under 13 with concerns of sexual abuse.

WHAT THE NETWORK DOES: A holistic approach to assessing the needs of children & families!

  • Medical providers perform thorough medical examinations, as well as developmental and behavioral health screenings. When appropriate, providers document an opinion regarding maltreatment concerns.
  • Behavioral health providers complete culturally appropriate evaluations to identify ongoing needs and treatment recommendations, including referrals for ongoing therapy.
  • Providers ensure referral parties fully understand the results of the evaluations, will participate in multidisciplinary meetings, and testify in court when necessary.
  • Providers provide resources for needed services in coordination with the referring party.

I'm Your Local CARE Network Provider!


My name is Dr. August Alvarado and I am a Behavioral Health provider with the network. I was attracted to becoming a CARE Network provider because I want to give children and their caregivers the best possible guidance, resources, and
care to start healing from trauma and abuse.

If I may of assistance you may contact me at I look forward to working with you and serving your families!

We get results for children and families!

  • 50% of medical evaluations result in identification and referrals for behavioral health issues.
  • 15% of medical evaluations result in identification and referrals for developmental issues.
  • 70% of families are referred for other services (e.g., basic needs, domestic violence treatment, and substance
    misuse treatment).

Interested in Scheduling?

Click here to request a call from our client care team who can walk you through our services and the scheduling process!