Module 7 Chapter 2: Family Assessment Response

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Module 7 Chapter 2: Family Assessment Response"

Transcription

1 Module 7 Chapter 2: Family Assessment Response Chapter 2 focuses on the process for conducting a Family Assessment child protection response also known as FA or FAR (Family Assessment Response). Recall from Module 4 that there are similarities and differences between Family Assessments and Family Investigations. Both responses must ensure child safety, use engagement skills, and be family-centered and strengths-based. However, there are important differences; from the website, access the handout entitled Comparison of Family Assessment and Investigation for a more detailed look at the similarities and differences. What is Family Assessment? Minnesota Statutes , Subdivision 2(a) defines Family Assessment as a comprehensive assessment of child safety, risk of subsequent maltreatment, and family strengths and needs that is applied to a child maltreatment report that does not allege substantial child endangerment. Family Assessment does not include a determination as to whether child maltreatment occurred but does determine the need for services to address the safety of family members and the risk of subsequent maltreatment. Family Assessment is a flexible, engaging and strengths-based intervention. Why Use Family Assessment? FA is the statutorily preferred and most frequently used response for screened in child maltreatment reports. FA is a respectful, engagement-focused approach to families that are struggling with safety, abuse or neglect concerns. FA helps identify and mitigate unmet needs that may cause stress within the family and thereby increase the risk of maltreatment. FA uses resources effectively, minimizes confrontation, enhances cooperation and strengthens the family s ability to care for itself. Printable Transcript 1

2 FA best serves families who struggle with: Child supervision Educational neglect Domestic violence without imminent child harm Physical abuse that does not constitute substantial child endangerment Unmet basic needs Chemical addiction Emotional harm. Strengths-Based FA Strengths-based FA is a holistic approach that moves beyond the presenting concerns. Strengthsbased FA requires you to: Engage with the family as a partner to increase strengths and resolve concerns View the family as the expert Connect the family to both formal and informal resources Seek possibilities for child safety and well-being Identify protective factors within the family Be respectful and strive to understand cultural differences and influences within the family. Family Assessment Process Initial Contact SDM Safety Assessment & SafetyPlan SDM Tools: Risk Needs & Strengths Case Disposition This simplified diagram illustrates the basic steps of Family Assessment. The following screens provide detail for each step. From the website, the following documents can be accessed: The Family Assessment (FA) / Family Investigation (FI) Flowchart for an in-depth look at both assessment processes The CP Family Assessment and Case Management Checklist. Essentials Before considering the steps of Family Assessment, you need to be aware of two elements that are essential throughout the life of the case in both Family Assessment and Family Investigation. Printable Transcript 2

3 Engagement Strategies Initial Contact SDM Safety Assessment & Safety Plan SDM Tools: Risk Needs & Strengths Case Disposition Documentation First, family engagement strategies. Engagement skills are crucial to assessing safety and risk, and to working with families to achieve safety, permanency and well-being. And second, documentation. It is essential that you document all contacts, interactions, activities and results in SSIS, at all points in the case. Initial Contact Prepare for the important relationship-building first contact with the family. Apply your knowledge of engagement strategies as you make these pre-contact decisions: How to contact the family the first appointment is often set up via phone. Who to contact generally this would be the child s caregiver; in some instances the family may want someone else, such as another family member, an elder, or close family friend to be involved. When to contact risk of immediate or imminent harm must be considered when assessing the safety of the child. Where to meet the location of your meeting should be determined by the family unless there are safety issues for the child, any family member, or the worker. Your first contact with the child and family in a Family Assessment must take place within five calendar days of receiving the report. Although not required, it is best practice to obtain the parent s permission to interview the child. Inability to reach a parent is not sufficient reason to delay contact with the child beyond the established timelines. If you interview a child in school, you must provide the school with a signed Notification to School to Interview Child form prior to interviewing the child. Consult with your supervisor to learn your agency s policy regarding whose signature must be on the form. You will learn how to access this document in SSIS during classroom training. Printable Transcript 3

4 Privacy Notice Before conducting any interviews, you must inform each person, orally and in writing, of their rights when asking them for private or confidential information. The written notice is provided in the document Your Privacy Rights Child Protective Services. Give this to the person being interviewed and ask them to sign it; their signature indicates that they received the oral and written notice. A signature is not consent to speak with the worker. If a client refuses to sign, acknowledge the person s concerns and document in SSIS. Always leave a copy with the client. The required notice can be waived when interviewing alleged victims under the age of 10. You will learn how to access this document in SSIS during classroom training. Interview Methods There are several interview methods that can be used to engage families: Close-ended, probing, yes / no questions Open-ended questions Supportive responses / active listening Clarification Summarization / redirection Giving options, advice, or suggestions Confrontation Observe / describe. To learn more about the purpose, benefits and liability of different interviewing methods, locate the Interviewing Methods document on the website. Culture Cultural considerations are important to the interview process. The family s response to the assessment worker, perception of the agency, willingness to share information, standards for parenting and child rearing, and level of cooperation may all be influenced by culture. Consider these factors when planning the Assessment: The need for an interpreter How you will explain the situation and the purpose of the agency Whether the family should be encouraged to invite certain extended family or community members to jointly participate in the interview Whether the structure and culture of the family influences which assessment worker should be assigned. Strengths-Based Interventions Recall from Module 5 the different types of family-centered, strengths-based interventions that help you engage with families and reinforce your collaborative relationship. These same interventions are supportive of the FA process. Genograms Printable Transcript 4

5 The genogram is an engagement tool that depicts family structure and relationships. This tool supports child safety by identifying family supports and resources, assists in maintaining family connectivity, and helps identify dynamics that can influence safety in both positive and adverse ways. The genogram also helps identify secondary caregivers, non-custodial parents, and kinship connections who may be a safety resource for the family and should be involved in case planning. Noncustodial parents and their families may also be a potential placement resource. A Genograms handout is available on the website. Choose a family from your caseload and create a simple genogram based on information you have. Consult with your supervisor and share the genogram. What other information might be helpful to you as you work with the family? Eco-maps The eco-map is another engagement tool that helps identify family strengths, resources and barriers. Eco-maps provide a visual picture of existing healthy and unhealthy connections, and helps people see options for creating new, healthy connections and supports. The eco-map also identifies family supports that function as protective factors to help mitigate risks. An Eco-Maps handout is available on the website. Choose a family from your caseload and create a simple eco-map based on information you have. Consult with your supervisor and share the eco-map. What other information might be helpful to you as you work with the family? SDM Safety Assessment and Safety Plan The first step in either Family Assessment or Family Investigation is to assess safety. The Safety Assessment, one of the Structured Decision-Making Tools you will learn about in Module 9, can assist and guide you in assessing safety. If safety concerns are identified on the Safety Assessment, you must develop a Safety Plan with the family as per Minnesota (d) as a condition of reasonable efforts. You will learn more about creating safety plans with families in Module 9 and in your classroom training. Structured Decision-Making Tools After completing the Safety Assessment, two additional Structured Decision-Making tools are necessary for Family Assessment. Workers are encouraged to complete the tools with the family at the end of the Assessment; use the outcomes to help inform the case plan. These tools are: The Family Risk Assessment of Abuse and Neglect The Family Assessment of Needs and Strengths Module 9 provides an in-depth look at SDM tools and their use. Printable Transcript 5

6 Case Dispositions A Family Assessment like a Family Investigation must be completed within 45 calendar days. At the end of a Family Assessment, a case disposition determination must be made regarding the need for child protection services to address the safety of the child and other family members. The disposition may also indicate a request to participate in voluntary family support services if safety concerns are not the driving factor for services. Close Workgroup or Open for Services Use the SDM tools, Family Risk Assessment of Abuse and Neglect and Family Assessment of Needs and Strengths, in conjunction with family discussion to determine whether to close the Assessment case or open it for child protection case management services or family support services. Consider opening the case for services in these situations: High or moderate risk level on the Risk Assessment Safety concerns exist Upon family request to access family support services Past history with the family. Services focus on addressing identified concerns, increasing family supports and community connections. Services are optimally driven by parent choice not agency directive. You will learn about case work in Module 9. If all information and professional judgment indicate child protection case management services are needed but the family refuses them, consult with your supervisor and your county or tribal attorney to determine whether there are sufficient grounds for a CHIPS petition. If not, the case should be closed. Remember to document all case decisions in SSIS. Child Welfare-Targeted Case Management (CW-TCM) When case management services are provided, the child may be eligible for Child Welfare- Targeted Case Management (CW-TCM). CW-TCM are activities designed to help a child under age 21 and the family gain access to necessary services identified in an individual case plan. CW-TCM services may include mental health, rehabilitative, educational, health, vocational, recreational, and other related services. To be eligible for CW-TCM services, the child must be: At risk of out-of-home placement or in placement At risk of, or experiencing, maltreatment In need of protection or services pursuant to Minnesota 260C.007 On Medical Assistance (MA) or Minnesota Care. If a child is eligible for CW-TCM, case management services can be reimbursed through Medical Assistance. For greater understanding of CW-TCM guidelines and responsibilities, go to the website, print and review the document most appropriate for your position: Printable Transcript 6

7 For county workers: DHS Bulletin CW-TCM Policy Guidelines for Counties and Contracted Vendors For Tribal workers: DHS Bulletin CW-TCM Policy Guidelines for Tribal Agencies. You will learn more about CW-TCM entry into SSIS during classroom Module 2. Family Support Services If child protection services are not needed, the family and the agency may jointly agree to address other unmet needs with Family Support Services called Family Preservation Services in some agencies. These services are provided through a Family Assessment Case Plan in an ongoing child protection case management workgroup. The plan must be developed jointly with the family to meet the identified needs. You will learn more about Family Support Services in classroom training. Closing the Case The Family Assessment Case is terminated and closed when: There is no need for services to ensure safety Families are offered referrals to or are working with appropriate community supports Services are needed but there are no grounds for a CHIPS petition. Record Retention For Family Assessment cases, records must be maintained for four years and be used only to assist in future risk or safety assessments. FA records cannot be used in employment background checks. Notice of Determination Within 10 days of completing the Family Assessment, the worker must send a notice of determination to the parent or guardian of the need for child protection services to address safety or risk concerns. If child protection services are not needed, the notice of determination should indicate whether the agency and family jointly agree that Family Support Services are needed or not needed. From the website, a DHS publication Working with Fathers: A Program Improvement Resource is available to provide additional information about engaging and notifying non-custodial parents. Be sure to consult with your supervisor and county or tribal attorney when you have questions about contact. Report of Disposition of Assessment to Reporters Printable Transcript 7

8 After the Assessment has been completed, the worker must provide voluntary reporters, upon request, a concise summary of the Assessment consisting of the agency s classification of the report and a statement whether child protective services are being provided. The worker must provide mandated reporters with a concise summary including the name of the worker who conducted the Assessment, the nature of the maltreatment, and whether the case has been opened for child protective services. Mandated reporters do not have to request this information. Summary Family Assessment is a flexible, engaging and strengths-based intervention. Over time you will become very familiar with the process, requirements and tools designed to help you work with families to achieve safety, permanency and well-being. From the website, the DHS publication Family Assessment Response Questions and Answers is available. Also from the Attachments tab, locate the Family Centered Assessment Guidebook: The Art of Assessment. This booklet is a good resource for examples of assessment questions. It is important to use the document as a resource only, because not all sections are Minnesota specific. You may print the resource or save it to an electronic file. Next Steps The transcript for this Chapter is available on the website. The following documents are also available on the website: Comparison of Family Assessment and Investigation Family Assessment (FA) / Family Investigation (FI) Flowchart Interviewing Methods CP Family Assessment and Case Management Checklist Genograms Eco-maps Working with Fathers: A Program Improvement Resource Family Centered Assessment Guidebook: The Art of Assessment. Family Assessment Response Questions and Answers DHS Bulletin CW-TCM Policy Guidelines for Counties and Contracted Vendors (county workers) DHS Bulletin CW-TCM Policy Guidelines for Tribal Agencies (tribal workers). Consult with your supervisor regarding the genogram and eco-map you created for a family on your caseload, and any questions you have about this chapter. Remember to check the website and print the documents labeled for classroom use. You will need to bring those documents to class with you. Printable Transcript 8

9 When you are ready, begin Chapter 3. Printable Transcript 9

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Connecticut Department of Children and Families Policy The Department of Children and Families shall apply a differential response approach to all accepted child protective services reports. The differential response approach ensures child safety by

More information

Screening reports of child abuse:

Screening reports of child abuse: Screening reports of child abuse: St. Louis County Children and Family Services believes screening reports of child abuse at the local level offers many advantages including information and referral to

More information

Module 4 Chapter 3: Minnesota Criminal Code - Chapter 609

Module 4 Chapter 3: Minnesota Criminal Code - Chapter 609 : Minnesota Criminal Code - Chapter 609 Overview This chapter provides an overview of Minnesota s Criminal Code, Chapter 609 of Minnesota Statutes, to help you recognize the most common types of criminal

More information

INTRODUCTION TO THE ONGOING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES STANDARDS AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES

INTRODUCTION TO THE ONGOING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES STANDARDS AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES INTRODUCTION TO THE ONGOING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES STANDARDS AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES Background This document is entitled "Ongoing Child Protective Services Standards and Practice Guidelines." These

More information

1412 - CPS IN-HOME SERVICES CHANGE # 10-2009 DECEMBER 2009 I. INTRODUCTION

1412 - CPS IN-HOME SERVICES CHANGE # 10-2009 DECEMBER 2009 I. INTRODUCTION 1412 - CPS IN-HOME SERVICES CHANGE # 10-2009 DECEMBER 2009 I. INTRODUCTION CPS In-Home Services are a legally mandated and integral part of the Children s Services continuum and is provided to families

More information

When Your Child is Removed from Your Care

When Your Child is Removed from Your Care When Your Child is Removed from Your Care Guide for Parents Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services Division of Protection and Permanency chfs.ky.gov My

More information

Guide for Parents Walking Your Way Through the Nebraska Juvenile Court Child Protection Process

Guide for Parents Walking Your Way Through the Nebraska Juvenile Court Child Protection Process Guide for Parents Walking Your Way Through the Nebraska Juvenile Court Child Protection Process Nebraska Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts P.O. Box 98910 Lincoln, NE 68509 University of

More information

Child and Family Services Policy Manual: Legal Procedure Temporary Legal Custody

Child and Family Services Policy Manual: Legal Procedure Temporary Legal Custody Legal Basis When a child protection specialist conducts an investigation and determines that the child has been abused, neglected, or abandoned, the facts of the case may warrant initially filing a petition

More information

CHILD WELFARE SERVICES. Questions & Answers. for Parents. OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Child Welfare Services

CHILD WELFARE SERVICES. Questions & Answers. for Parents. OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Child Welfare Services CHILD WELFARE SERVICES Questions & Answers for Parents OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Child Welfare Services What are child welfare services? The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) is

More information

Child Abuse, Child Neglect:

Child Abuse, Child Neglect: Child Abuse, Child Neglect: What Out of Home Caregivers Should Know if They Are Investigated Written by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center With editing and assistance from the Children s Law

More information

NEW YORK CITY SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION CONSORTIUM CHILD WELFARE CURRICULUM COMPETENCIES

NEW YORK CITY SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION CONSORTIUM CHILD WELFARE CURRICULUM COMPETENCIES NEW YORK CITY SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION CONSORTIUM CHILD WELFARE CURRICULUM COMPETENCIES Purpose statement These child welfare competencies are developed to support the ongoing enhancement of social work education

More information

SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALIST 1 6612

SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALIST 1 6612 SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALIST 1 6612 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS The SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALIST 1 provides counseling, consultation, therapy, and treatment planning or conducts group sessions in effective

More information

Final Report. South Carolina Child and Family Services Review

Final Report. South Carolina Child and Family Services Review U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children s Bureau Final Report South Carolina Child and Family Services

More information

CHAPTER 13 DISPOSITION HEARING TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 13 DISPOSITION HEARING TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 13 CHAPTER 13 DISPOSITION HEARING TABLE OF CONTENTS 13.01 Recommended Hearing Length... 13-2 13.02 Disposition Follows Adjudication... 13-2 13.03 Notice of Hearing... 13-2 A. Upon Whom... 13-2

More information

What Happens Next? A PARENTS' A PARENTS GUIDE TO NEW YORK STATE CHILD PROTECTIVE SYSTEM

What Happens Next? A PARENTS' A PARENTS GUIDE TO NEW YORK STATE CHILD PROTECTIVE SYSTEM What Happens Next? A PARENTS' A PARENTS GUIDE TO NEW YORK STATE CHILD PROTECTIVE SYSTEM Revised: April 2012 Adapted by Prevent Child Abuse New York, Inc. from a piece of the same name by Margo Hittleman,

More information

NORTH CAROLINA JUVENILE COURT: A HANDBOOK FOR PARENTS IN ABUSE, NEGLECT AND DEPENDENCY HEARINGS

NORTH CAROLINA JUVENILE COURT: A HANDBOOK FOR PARENTS IN ABUSE, NEGLECT AND DEPENDENCY HEARINGS NORTH CAROLINA JUVENILE COURT: A HANDBOOK FOR PARENTS IN ABUSE, NEGLECT AND DEPENDENCY HEARINGS Your Lawyer Name: Address: CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THESE KEY PEOPLE IN YOUR CASE: Phone: Best Time to Call:

More information

A GUIDE TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES

A GUIDE TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES A GUIDE TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES State of Hawaii Department of Human Services Social Services Division Child Welfare Services Branch Revised March 2013 NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR PATRICIA McMANAMAN DIRECTOR

More information

Sacramento County Child Protective Services

Sacramento County Child Protective Services Sacramento County Child Protective Services The Mission of Sacramento County CPS To assess the safety of the children (abuse and/or neglect) To protect the children To strengthen and empower families To

More information

Hunter College School of Social Work. Child Welfare Competency Course Matrix

Hunter College School of Social Work. Child Welfare Competency Course Matrix EPAS Competency: 2.1.1 Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly. Child welfare competency: Student will act within the professional child welfare worker role at all times,

More information

Section 7: Other Legal Matters

Section 7: Other Legal Matters Section 7: Other Legal Matters A. Emancipation of a Minor The caseworker rarely encounters the situation of a minor requesting emancipation. Since the process of emancipation is a legal process, if a youth

More information

CIRCUIT 2 FAMILY PRESERVATION PROTOCOL FOR FAMILY PRESERVATION CASES

CIRCUIT 2 FAMILY PRESERVATION PROTOCOL FOR FAMILY PRESERVATION CASES CIRCUIT 2 FAMILY PRESERVATION PROTOCOL FOR FAMILY PRESERVATION CASES A. PURPOSE: This protocol is to divert children from entering Out-Of-Home Care (OHC) by providing Family Preservation services for cases

More information

GUIDELINES FOR ATTORNEYS FOR CHILDREN IN THE FOURTH DEPARTMENT

GUIDELINES FOR ATTORNEYS FOR CHILDREN IN THE FOURTH DEPARTMENT NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT HONORABLE HENRY J. SCUDDER PRESIDING JUSTICE GUIDELINES FOR ATTORNEYS FOR CHILDREN IN THE FOURTH DEPARTMENT PREFACE The Departmental Advisory

More information

ABUSE & NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS

ABUSE & NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS Version 1 Module # 2 ABUSE & NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS Training for HFWA Providers Working in Wyoming s Juvenile Courts Abuse & Neglect Proceedings MODULE # 2 ABUSE & NEGLECT CASES Title 14 of the Wyoming Statutes

More information

Program Improvement Plan

Program Improvement Plan Polk County Minnesota Child and Family Service Review Program Improvement Plan I. General Information County/Tribal Agency: Polk County Social Services Address: 612 N. Broadway, Room 302 Telephone Number:

More information

MICHIGAN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION JOB SPECIFICATION SERVICES SPECIALIST

MICHIGAN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION JOB SPECIFICATION SERVICES SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION MICHIGAN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION JOB SPECIFICATION SERVICES SPECIALIST Employees in this job complete and oversee a variety of professional assignments to provide services to socially

More information

North Carolina Child and Family Services Reviews. Onsite Review. Instrument and Instructions

North Carolina Child and Family Services Reviews. Onsite Review. Instrument and Instructions rth Carolina Child and Family Services Reviews Onsite Review CASE ME: SAMPLE #: COUNTY: STATE REVIEWER: COUNTY REVIEWER: CASE DEBRIEFED: Instrument and Instructions rth Carolina Department of Health and

More information

ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for the position of: CPS Social Worker*

ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for the position of: CPS Social Worker* ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for the position of: CPS Social Worker* SALARY: $22.29 - $29.41 Hourly $46,362.00 - $61,165.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 02/29/16 CLOSING DATE: 03/14/16 11:59

More information

Policy on Foster Care and Adoption Placement Decisions for Children Under Guardianship of the Commissioner

Policy on Foster Care and Adoption Placement Decisions for Children Under Guardianship of the Commissioner Policy on Foster Care and Adoption Placement Decisions for Children Under Guardianship of the Commissioner Overview This policy outlines requirements for responsible social service agencies to make and

More information

Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Sec. 402(a) 1975 PA 238 (MCL 722.621 et seq.) 1973 PA 116 (MCL 722.111-722.128)

Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Sec. 402(a) 1975 PA 238 (MCL 722.621 et seq.) 1973 PA 116 (MCL 722.111-722.128) PSM 711-4 1 of 11 LEGAL BASE The following federal and state laws are the legal base for Children s Protective Services in Michigan: Federal Law Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Sec. 402(a) Federal

More information

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? A guide to the NORTH DAKOTA CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES. This guide is made available by

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? A guide to the NORTH DAKOTA CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES. This guide is made available by WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? A guide to the NORTH DAKOTA CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES This guide is made available by NORTH DAKOTA CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES North Dakota Department of Human

More information

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? A GUIDE TO THE CHILD and FAMILY SERVICES DIVISION (CFSD) child protection services (cps) September 2010

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? A GUIDE TO THE CHILD and FAMILY SERVICES DIVISION (CFSD) child protection services (cps) September 2010 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? A GUIDE TO THE CHILD and FAMILY SERVICES DIVISION (CFSD) child protection services (cps) September 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS A NOTE ABOUT THIS GUIDE...1 EXPLANATION OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS...

More information

New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual. Date: Chapter: B Substance Abuse Subchapter: 1 Substance Abuse Services

New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual. Date: Chapter: B Substance Abuse Subchapter: 1 Substance Abuse Services New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual Manual: CP&P Child Protection and Permanency Effective Volume: V Health Date: Chapter: B Substance Abuse Subchapter: 1 Substance Abuse Services

More information

SWGUVKQPU"("CPUYGTU"

SWGUVKQPU(CPUYGTU SWGUVKQPU(CPUYGTU (Generated after the Allan Blume Video, August 2005) CEEQOOQFCVKQPU(OQFKHKECVKQPU S3

More information

Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners. LPC Guidelines for Conducting Child Custody Evaluations

Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners. LPC Guidelines for Conducting Child Custody Evaluations Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners LPC Guidelines for Conducting Child Custody Evaluations Preface: The child custody evaluation process involves a comprehensive compilation of information

More information

Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS) Policy Statement

Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS) Policy Statement Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS) Policy Statement Policy Chapter Investigations Policy Number: 2.03.00 Policy Name : Standards for the Investigation of Intake Reports

More information

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Plan

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Plan Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Plan The Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) establishes the statutory purposes of the child protective service system. These purposes include: 1. encouraging

More information

A Guide for Larimer County Parents

A Guide for Larimer County Parents Services Child Protection A Guide for Larimer County Parents This booklet was prepared by the Program Committee of the Larimer County Child Advocacy Center in consultation with the Larimer County Department

More information

Protecting children and supporting families. A guide to reporting child protection concerns and referring families to support services

Protecting children and supporting families. A guide to reporting child protection concerns and referring families to support services Protecting children and supporting families A guide to reporting child protection concerns and referring families to support services About this guide This guide has been developed for professionals working

More information

Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program

Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program California State University, Fresno Student Name: Field Placement Agency: Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program Department of Social Work Education BASW Competencies Addendum Fall & Spring 20 Field

More information

Section 6. Conduct family meetings

Section 6. Conduct family meetings Section 6. Conduct family meetings Child Welfare meets with family members to inform decisions regarding a child s safety, permanency and well-being and address issues on safety, case planning, or specific

More information

Guide to Child Abuse Reporting

Guide to Child Abuse Reporting Guide to Child Abuse Reporting For Charter Schools Authorized by the State University of New York Board of Trustees Updated: January 2016 SUNY Charter Schools Institute 41 State Street, Suite 700 Albany,

More information

Investigating Child Abuse and Neglect Fact Sheet

Investigating Child Abuse and Neglect Fact Sheet Investigating Child Abuse and Neglect Fact Sheet Our Legal Responsibilities When Butler County Children Services receives a report saying a child has been abused or neglected, the law requires us to: Find

More information

Minnesota State and Local Government Roles and Responsibilities in Human Services

Minnesota State and Local Government Roles and Responsibilities in Human Services Minnesota State and Local Government Roles and Responsibilities in Human Services Introduction: The Minnesota Legislature and state agencies set state policy and oversee the human services system. The

More information

Genograms and Ecomaps: Tools for Developing a Broad View of Family

Genograms and Ecomaps: Tools for Developing a Broad View of Family Genograms and Ecomaps: Tools for Developing a Broad View of Family A genogram is a tool for creating a visual display of the child s family tree (McGoldrick & Gerson, 1985). The ecomap is a visual display

More information

- 11-72) 120.745, 65-6: STATE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES - FEE COLLECTION SYSTEM

- 11-72) 120.745, 65-6: STATE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES - FEE COLLECTION SYSTEM State of Florida - Governor Rick Scott The Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform (OFARR) Results of the Comprehensive Rule Review (Executive Order 11-72) as supplemented by the Enhanced

More information

CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION CARVER COUNTY. of a Mental Health Professional.

CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION CARVER COUNTY. of a Mental Health Professional. CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION CARVER COUNTY SECTION I: GENERAL INFORMATION Position# Position Title: Social Worker - Masters Division / Department: Community Social Services Immediate Supervisor s Position

More information

Know the Law About Who May Pick Up a Child from Child Care

Know the Law About Who May Pick Up a Child from Child Care Know the Law About Who May Pick Up a Child from Child Care In California, part of a child care provider s legal responsibility for the children in her care is an obligation to let the child leave only

More information

Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Report

Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Report Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Report Annual Report for Calendar Year 2012 to the Governor and Legislature s. 48.981(9), Wis. Stats. This report is available on the Internet at http://www.dcf.wisconsin.gov/cwreview/reports/can.htm

More information

Human Resources Chapter ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES FAMILY SERVICES PARTNERSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE CODE CHAPTER VISITING

Human Resources Chapter ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES FAMILY SERVICES PARTNERSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE CODE CHAPTER VISITING Human Resources Chapter 660-5-50 ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES FAMILY SERVICES PARTNERSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE CODE CHAPTER 660-5-50 VISITING TABLE OF CONTENTS 660-5-50-.01 Purpose 660-5-50-.02 Legal

More information

Office of Child Welfare Programs

Office of Child Welfare Programs Policy Title: Policy Number: Screening OAR I-AB.2 413-015-0200 thru 0225 Office of Child Welfare Programs Effective Date: 5/27/14 Approved By:on file Date Approved: Reference(s): APSAC: American Professional

More information

Child and Family Services Policy Manual: Legal Procedure Court-Ordered Treatment Plan/Stipulation

Child and Family Services Policy Manual: Legal Procedure Court-Ordered Treatment Plan/Stipulation Definition Court-Ordered A written treatment plan to be submitted to the court for approval must be developed in those cases where the agency will be involved with the family for an extended period of

More information

STANDARDS WITH COMMENTS FOR GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT DIVISION MATTERS

STANDARDS WITH COMMENTS FOR GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT DIVISION MATTERS STANDARDS WITH COMMENTS FOR GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT DIVISION MATTERS STANDARD 1.0 Appointment of Guardians ad Litem When appointing a guardian ad litem for a child, the court shall

More information

. Maryland Department of Human Resources FY2015 Title IV-E Training Updates (January-June 2015)

. Maryland Department of Human Resources FY2015 Title IV-E Training Updates (January-June 2015) . Maryland Department of Human Resources FY2015 Title IV-E Training Updates (January-June 2015) In-service Instruction Courses 1 Advanced CPS Risk Assessment Interviewing This workshop offers intense practice

More information

Notice of Procedural Safeguards Revised January 2009

Notice of Procedural Safeguards Revised January 2009 Special Education Rights of Parents and Children Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, and the California Education Code Notice of Procedural Safeguards Revised January 2009 Note:

More information

Notice of Procedural Safeguards Revised January 2009

Notice of Procedural Safeguards Revised January 2009 Special Education Rights of Parents and Children Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, and the California Education Code Notice of Procedural Safeguards Revised January 2009 Note:

More information

Fostercare and Fatherhood. What role can fatherhood programs play? Lisa Potts, Policy Director SC Center for Fathers and Families

Fostercare and Fatherhood. What role can fatherhood programs play? Lisa Potts, Policy Director SC Center for Fathers and Families Fostercare and Fatherhood What role can fatherhood programs play? Lisa Potts, Policy Director SC Center for Fathers and Families Dr. Irene Luckey, Research Professor SC Institute for Families in Society

More information

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Consistent with state law, you must report known or suspected abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of children and certain adults. Different rules apply to

More information

Parent s Guide. to Child Protective Services (CPS) Children s. Administration. Division. of Children. and Family. Services

Parent s Guide. to Child Protective Services (CPS) Children s. Administration. Division. of Children. and Family. Services Parent s Guide to Child Protective Services (CPS) Children s Administration Division of Children and Family Services Table Of Contents Topic Page What Is Child Protective Services (CPS)?... What Is Child

More information

Substance Use Disorder Screening and Testing 35-45-3

Substance Use Disorder Screening and Testing 35-45-3 Policy The Department of Children and Families shall screen all adult and adolescent clients for indicators of substance use disorders and refer those in need of further assessment or treatment to an appropriate

More information

PATIENT S NAME: DOB: PHONE: (HOME) (WORK) (CELL) (EMERGENCY) PATIENT SS#: PATIENT DRIVER LIC# PATIENT S/GUARDIAN S EMPLOYER: SCHOOL: CONTACT: GRADE:

PATIENT S NAME: DOB: PHONE: (HOME) (WORK) (CELL) (EMERGENCY) PATIENT SS#: PATIENT DRIVER LIC# PATIENT S/GUARDIAN S EMPLOYER: SCHOOL: CONTACT: GRADE: FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATES NEW PATIENT INFORMATION SHEET PATIENT S NAME: DOB: ADDRESS: (street) (apt#) (city) (zip) PHONE: (HOME) (WORK) (CELL) (EMERGENCY) PATIENT SS#: PATIENT DRIVER LIC# PATIENT S/GUARDIAN

More information

Relative Placement Information for the Relatives of Abused and Neglected Children

Relative Placement Information for the Relatives of Abused and Neglected Children Relative Placement Information for the Relatives of Abused and Neglected Children The Children s Law Offi ce serves as a statewide resource center for attorneys and other professionals involved in judicial

More information

A Family Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Michael Hogan, Law Clerk & Dawn Blanchard, J.D.

A Family Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Michael Hogan, Law Clerk & Dawn Blanchard, J.D. A Family Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) By Michael Hogan, Law Clerk & Dawn Blanchard, J.D. The purpose of this booklet is to help American Indian families understand the Indian Child Welfare

More information

Completing an Adoption in Minnesota. The Rights and Responsibilities of Birth Parents, Prospective Adoptive Parents and Adoption Agencies

Completing an Adoption in Minnesota. The Rights and Responsibilities of Birth Parents, Prospective Adoptive Parents and Adoption Agencies Completing an Adoption in Minnesota The Rights and Responsibilities of Birth Parents, Prospective Adoptive Parents and Adoption Agencies This information is available in other forms to people with disabilities

More information

Children s Protective Services

Children s Protective Services XVI TABLE OF CONTENTS 4100 Introduction 4110 Authority 4111 Authority Cited in Manual 4112 Other Relevant Authority Citations 4120 Definitions 4130 Purpose 4140 Goals 4200 County of Service 4300 Report

More information

FAMILY SERVICE WORKER JOB DESCRIPTION

FAMILY SERVICE WORKER JOB DESCRIPTION FAMILY SERVICE WORKER JOB DESCRIPTION Department Supervisor Location Salary Range Protection and Prevention Family Service Supervisor Sudbury or Manitoulin In accordance with Salary Scale OVERVIEW: A Family

More information

Child Abuse and Neglect:

Child Abuse and Neglect: Child Abuse and Neglect: Section 4: Process for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Process for Reporting: Questions and Answers Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Family Educational

More information

A Parent s Guide to Juvenile Dependency Court

A Parent s Guide to Juvenile Dependency Court A Parent s Guide to Juvenile Dependency Court You may want to write some names and phone numbers here. Protective Investigator: Phone Number: Case worker: Phone Number: Lawyer: Phone Number: Dates to Appear

More information

Social Service Time Study (SSTS) Codes, Activities and Definitions

Social Service Time Study (SSTS) Codes, Activities and Definitions Bulletin November #13-32-13 26, 2013 Minnesota Department of Human Services -- P.O. Box 64941 -- St. Paul, MN 55164-0941 OF INTEREST TO County Directors SSTS Coordinators Social Service Supervisors Fiscal

More information

How Does the Child Welfare System Work?

How Does the Child Welfare System Work? National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information National Adoption Information Clearinghouse Gateways to Information: Protecting Children and Strengthening Families How Does the Child Welfare

More information

A Guide for Foster Parents on Being an Effective Advocate in Court for Children in Foster Care

A Guide for Foster Parents on Being an Effective Advocate in Court for Children in Foster Care A Guide for Foster Parents on Being an Effective Advocate in Court for Children in Foster Care A NOTE TO IOWA FOSTER PARENTS: As a foster parent you have a critical role to play in the life of a child.

More information

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CPS) and DEPENDENCY ACTIONS. The Role of CPS

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CPS) and DEPENDENCY ACTIONS. The Role of CPS CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CPS) and DEPENDENCY ACTIONS If you are involved with Child Protective Services, but no court action has been filed, see the first section of this memo, The Role of CPS. Legal

More information

Adoptions Power Point Slides

Adoptions Power Point Slides s Slide 1 ADOPTIONS CM 124_ADP_PPT_October 2012 PPT 1 Slide 2 Module 1: Requirements Objectives Identify: Professional standards & values program s legal base. Florida adoption guidelines. Legal steps:

More information

Quick Reference Guide Iowa KidsNet

Quick Reference Guide Iowa KidsNet Quick Reference Guide Iowa KidsNet www.iowakidsnet.com 1.800.243.0756 Welcome to the Iowa KidsNet Resource Family Quick Reference Guide! Dear Resource Family, On behalf of Iowa KidsNet, I would like to

More information

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CASEWORKERS EDUCATION SCREEN

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CASEWORKERS EDUCATION SCREEN CHILDREN AND YOUTH CASEWORKERS EDUCATION SCREEN When a child enters the child welfare system, and at each of his/her six month reviews, a caseworker shall use this Education Screen to assess a child s

More information

Chapter 13: Transition and Interagency Agreements

Chapter 13: Transition and Interagency Agreements Healthy Start Standards & Guidelines 2007 Chapter 13: Transition and Interagency Agreements Introduction Transition is movement or change from one environment to another. Transition activities are a critical

More information

Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Nevada Early Intervention

Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Nevada Early Intervention P a g e 1 Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Nevada Early Intervention What are my rights and why are they important? Rights protect your family and child. All families enrolled in early intervention

More information

Michael S. McLane, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist. Informed Consent to Treatment / Evaluation of a Minor Child. who was born on and who resides at

Michael S. McLane, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist. Informed Consent to Treatment / Evaluation of a Minor Child. who was born on and who resides at Michael S. McLane, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist 12830 Hillcrest Road Suite D233 Dallas, TX 75230 Ph: (972) 620-1225 Fax: (972) 620-4393 Informed Consent to Treatment / Evaluation of a Minor Child I am

More information

Mindful Health Advantage, LLC

Mindful Health Advantage, LLC 8015 West Alameda Ave., Ste 230, Lakewood, CO 80226 - - - CLIENT ADDRESS, CONTACT & FUNDING INFORMATION - - { CLIENT INFORMATION } Last Name First Name M.I. Date of Birth Ethnicity How did you hear about

More information

NEW FEDERAL FOSTER CARE LEGISLATION: WHAT IT MEANS FOR TEXAS

NEW FEDERAL FOSTER CARE LEGISLATION: WHAT IT MEANS FOR TEXAS November 3, 2008 Contact: Jane Burstain, burstain@cppp.org No. 08-350 NEW FEDERAL FOSTER CARE LEGISLATION: WHAT IT MEANS FOR TEXAS On October 7, 2008, the President signed the Fostering Connections to

More information

Foster/Adoptive Parent INFORMATIONAL BOOKLET

Foster/Adoptive Parent INFORMATIONAL BOOKLET Foster/Adoptive Parent INFORMATIONAL BOOKLET TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome 3 The Need for Foster Care and Adoption 4 Who are the Children? 6 Requirements 7 Am I ready? 10 Can relatives and friends do this?

More information

REFERRAL FORM. Referral Source Information. Docket Number: Date that petition was filed:

REFERRAL FORM. Referral Source Information. Docket Number: Date that petition was filed: REFERRAL FORM Referral Criteria: Child must be under 3 years old at the time of referral The permanency goal must be reunification The referred parent must be a respondent on the case No order of protection

More information

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING Manual of Policies and Procedures STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING STATE OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Distributed Under the Library Distribution Act This page

More information

A Day in the Life of a Child Welfare Specialist

A Day in the Life of a Child Welfare Specialist A Day in the Life of a Child Welfare Specialist Oklahoma Department of Human Services The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is to help individuals and families in need help themselves

More information

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Adult Protective Services (APS) Adult Protective Services (APS) A program of the Lake County Department of Social Services (LCDSS) APS Purpose and Objectives APS protects elderly persons (age 65 and older) and dependent adults from abuse,

More information

Relatives Caring for Children

Relatives Caring for Children Know Your Options: Relatives Caring for Children Fully understanding their options is the best way for relatives to have a voice and a choice. New York State Office of Children and Family Services When

More information

Your DCS Representative is:

Your DCS Representative is: Your DCS Representative is: Name Address City Phone No. A Guide to the Department of Child Safety We know that a visit or notice from a DCS Representative concerning your family can be difficult and confusing.

More information

Permanency Goal Descriptions

Permanency Goal Descriptions Permanency Goal Descriptions Return to Parent The goal of return to parent also includes the non-custodial parent and the caregiver of origin. Conditions required for the finalization of this goal include

More information

Bulletin December. Expanded Definition of Serious and Persistent Mental Illness #

Bulletin December. Expanded Definition of Serious and Persistent Mental Illness # Bulletin December #07-53-04 5, 2007 Minnesota Department of Human Services -- P.O. Box 64941 -- St. Paul, MN 55164-0941 OF INTEREST TO County Directors Tribal Health Services Directors Social Services

More information

WHEREAS, children caught in the middle of high parental conflict are more likely to be harmed; and

WHEREAS, children caught in the middle of high parental conflict are more likely to be harmed; and THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 06-1 (Court Administration) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 06-03 IN RE: PARENTING COORDINATION IN FAMILY LAW CASES WHEREAS, children caught in

More information

Quality Standards. All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

Quality Standards. All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Quality Standards All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Vision > > All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Mission > > To provide

More information

MANDATED REPORTING OF CHILD NEGLECT OR PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ABUSE 214. A. Child means a person under age 18.

MANDATED REPORTING OF CHILD NEGLECT OR PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ABUSE 214. A. Child means a person under age 18. I. PURPOSE It is the policy of Lakes International Language Academy (the school ) to maintain this policy on mandated reporting of child neglect or physical or sexual abuse. The purpose of this policy

More information

1 MINNESOTA STATUTES 2014 626.556

1 MINNESOTA STATUTES 2014 626.556 1 MINNESOTA STATUTES 2014 626.556 626.556 REPORTING OF MALTREATMENT OF MINORS. Subdivision 1. Public policy. The legislature hereby declares that the public policy of this state is to protect children

More information

Published by: P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1 Phone: 453-5369 Fax: 462-5193 Email: pleisnb@web.ca Website: www.legal-info-legale.nb.

Published by: P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1 Phone: 453-5369 Fax: 462-5193 Email: pleisnb@web.ca Website: www.legal-info-legale.nb. Mental Competence Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) is a non-profit charitable organization. Its goal is to provide the public with information about the law. PLEIS-NB

More information

Bulletin. Overview of 2015 Laws Affecting Children and Families TOPIC PURPOSE CONTACT SIGNED NUMBER #15-68-08. DATE July1, 2015 OF INTEREST TO

Bulletin. Overview of 2015 Laws Affecting Children and Families TOPIC PURPOSE CONTACT SIGNED NUMBER #15-68-08. DATE July1, 2015 OF INTEREST TO Bulletin NUMBER #15-68-08 DATE July1, 2015 OF INTEREST TO County Directors Social Services Supervisors and Staff Tribal Social Service Directors and Staff County Attorneys Tribal Attorneys ACTION/DUE DATE

More information

Caregiver s Report to the Court (Coaching Session)

Caregiver s Report to the Court (Coaching Session) Caregiver s Report to the Court (Coaching Session) Time: 2 hours Developmental Competencies CCW202-02 Understand the value of effective communication and engagement with the child welfare team. CCW202-01

More information

Andrew Elman LPC ATR PROFESSIONAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Andrew Elman LPC ATR PROFESSIONAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Personal counseling is conducted in various ways, depending on the counselor. As my client, you have the right to know my qualifications, methods, and mutual expectations of our professional relationship.

More information

Differential Response in Child Protection: Selecting a Pathway

Differential Response in Child Protection: Selecting a Pathway Differential Response in Child Protection: Selecting a Pathway By Robert Sawyer MSW, LICSW; and Suzanne Lohrbach, MS, LICSW Mr. Sawyer is the Director of Child & Family Services for Olmsted County in Rochester,

More information

SOCIAL WORKER I SOCIAL WORKER II

SOCIAL WORKER I SOCIAL WORKER II MERIT SYSTEM SERVICES Date Established: 01/22/76 Date Revised: 07/01/03 11/07/07 01/17/14 SOCIAL WORKER I SOCIAL WORKER II CLASSIFICATION DEFINITION Performs basic social services casework; identifies

More information

ADULT REGISTRATION FORM. Last Name First Name Middle Initial. Date of Birth Age Identified Gender. Street Address. City State Zip Code

ADULT REGISTRATION FORM. Last Name First Name Middle Initial. Date of Birth Age Identified Gender. Street Address. City State Zip Code ADULT REGISTRATION FORM Last Name First Name Middle Initial Date of Birth Age Identified Gender Street Address City State Zip Code Home Phone Cell Phone FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY (If different from

More information

New Jersey Department of Children and Families Division of Youth and Family Services. Questions and Answers on Child Abuse for School Personnel

New Jersey Department of Children and Families Division of Youth and Family Services. Questions and Answers on Child Abuse for School Personnel New Jersey Department of Children and Families Division of Youth and Family Services Questions and Answers on Child Abuse for School Personnel The Department of Children and Families (DCF) values the very

More information