10.11.1 Assess Parents’ Progress

Assess parents’ progress in resolving the initial problem necessitating placement and identify with the parents a tentative return date. Consistent contact with the family in the home is essential to assessing the progress of the family and for recommending reunification. The Children’s Service Worker should meet in the home, face-to-face with the family at a minimum of once per month during the course of the intervention. However, this contact should increase as the family progresses toward reunification.

Parents/caretakers who are or may be eligible for temporary assistance should be evaluated for the Families Together program.

Related Subject: Section 4 Chapter 6 Attachment D: Families Together Program (FSD Program for Temporary Assistance)

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