Section 6 Overview
This section is developed to guide Children’s Service Workers in decision making, the provision and documentation of services to children and their families, development of community resources, and their subsequent assessment and utilization. These resources are designed to enhance and augment services to children and their families in need of preventive, protective, and out-of-home care services.
Procedures contained in this section incorporate assessment standards (largely based on licensing rules) which reflect the concern of the agency for those children who must live apart from their families during some part of their minority. The purpose of these standards is to protect those children from abuse, neglect, injury, and exploitation, and to assist in treatment and improved social functioning.
With each procedure, and each step within a procedure, it may be necessary for the worker to secure supervisory assistance in order to make a decision. The procedures do not contain a reference to worker-supervisor conferences, but this joint decision-making activity is understood to be an integral part of service delivery to community resource providers.
Chapter 18 Overview
This chapter addresses the placement procedures for Children’s Service Workers placing a foster youth who has been staffed as requiring elevated foster care services. It also includes the expectations of resource providers providing care for a foster youth staffed as needing elevated foster care services.
Table of Contents
18.1 Elevated Medical Foster Care
18.2 Elevated Needs Level A Foster Care
18.3 Elevated Needs Level B Foster Care
Chapter Memoranda History: (prior to 1/31/07)