CHILD WELFARE MANUAL

Section 4, Chapter 6 (Working with Parents) – Overview

Effective Date:  5-1-19


This Chapter contains the following subsections

6.1 – Initial Work with Parents

6.2 – Parent Assessment

6.3 – Ongoing Work with Parents

6.4 – Preparing the Parent for the Child’s Return

6.5 – Termination of Parental Rights

6.5.1 – Guidelines for Determining Grounds or Triggering Events for Termination of Parental Rights

6.5.2 – Procedures for Pursuing Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)

6.5.3 – Procedures for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)

6.5.4 – Outcomes of TPR

This chapter discusses topics involving working with parents whose children have been removed from their custody. It is important that the parent be engaged early in the process and become involved in their case.  See Section 1 of this manual for more information on the Missouri Practice Model and family engagement.  This chapter also discusses assessment, ongoing work, preparing parents for the child’s return and termination of parental rights.