Generally, the FST will meet at 30 day intervals to review the case plan. The purpose of the review of the treatment plan is to:
- Gather updated information from the family to determine:
- Previously identified needs that have been met,
- Needs remaining unmet; and,
- New needs that have arisen and been identified.
- Revise the permanent plan, treatment goals, and strategies to meet needs identified during the case reassessment.
- Revise time frames to accommodate new strategies.
- Assess provision and use of resources:
- Are the resources still relevant to the plan, goal and strategies?
- Are the services being provided and used as scheduled? Does the schedule need adjusting?
- Are the services still appropriate?
- Have the resources/services been made accessible to the family?
- Have family members used the services? If not, why not?
- Are new resources/services needed?
- Assess the treatment planning process itself:
- Is everyone involved who should participate?
- Are all persons actually participating in the treatment plan review? Is that participation meaningful?
- How are persons communicating and cooperating?
- Has everyone’s opinion about progress been sought? Has everyone been heard?
- Determine whether or not the case should be closed.
The Case Plan/Written Service Agreement is tied to the original reason for agency intervention. When that reason has been resolved, agency intervention should cease.
Related Subject: Section 4, Chapter 9 Permanent Outcomes for Children