Utah Admin. Code R512-100-1 - Purpose and Authority

Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022

(1) In-home services enhance a parent's capacity to safely care for their child in their home and to safely reduce the need for out-of-home care in Utah. In-home services include front-end services that help prevent removal and allow a child to remain at home with their parent or caregiver. It includes cases where a child is placed with a non-custodial parent or relatives who have custody and guardianship of the child. It also includes services for when a child returns home from out-of-home care and there are continuing services with Child and Family Services and court oversight.
(2) In-home services are a set of evidence-based services, strategies, and tools that support the safety, permanency, and well-being of a child and the strengthening of their family.
(3) The key components of in-home services interventions include:
(a) case management based on practice model skills of engaging, teaming, assessing, planning, and intervening;
(b) assessing and addressing safety and risk issues to help stabilize the family, providing purposeful home visits and a private conversation with the child;
(c) the application of an evidence-based assessment to identify child and family needs and protective factors early in the case, guiding caseworkers to better target the individual needs of the family with services, and informing the development of the child and family plan; and
(d) direct services and interventions that help the family make needed changes in addition to linking the family to evidence-based services and community resources.
(4) Pursuant to Sections 62A-4a-105, 62A-4a-201, and 62A-4a-202, Child and Family Services may provide in-home services.
(5) This rule is authorized by Section 62A-4a-102.

Notes

Utah Admin. Code R512-100-1
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2016-3, effective 1/7/2016 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2020-04, effective 1/22/2020 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2022-07, effective 3/11/2022

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