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Differential Response Program


Our Differential Response (DR) program from Clinica Sierra Vista is a voluntary program that helps support families referred by Child Protective Services (CPS). Differential Response case managers help families overcome struggles so they can thrive and their children can grow in a safe and supportive environment.

If you know of or suspect child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, report it by calling 661-631-6011 in Kern County or 760-375-6049 in Ridgecrest to make a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR).

Contact Clinica Sierra Vista

Clinica Sierra Vista operates Differential Response service areas in Kern County.

Central Kern Hub:
Serves Bakersfield and surrounding communities from Delano to Lebec and from McKittrick to Arvin.
(661) 324-0293

East Kern Hub:
Serves all of Eastern Kern County from Wofford Heights and Tehachapi to the county lines near Ridgecrest, Boron, and Rosamond.
(760) 375-4357

  • The East Kern Hub also provides a new program called Parents as Teachers for families referred by CPS who are at imminent risk of children ages 0-6 being placed in out-of-home care. It’s a voluntary intensive program consisting of a two-year child development curriculum blended with case management to help families become safer and more supportive.