Utah Admin. Code R512-100-5 - Title IV-E Prevention Program
Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022
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(1) Child and Family Team:
(a) The caseworker will engage the child and family to assemble a Child and Family Team. A Child and Family Team includes informal supports identified by the family in addition to the service providers who are or will be working with the family. The Child and Family Team meets regularly and assesses the strengths and needs of the child and family and plans for the child's safety, permanency, and well-being. Teaming occurs through ongoing information sharing and collaboration.
(a) The purpose of assessing is to inform the Child and Family Team so that they know what they need to know to do what they need to do. Assessing is a sequential process of gathering information about the family's strengths and needs, analyzing the information, drawing conclusions, and acting on those conclusions by developing a plan to meet the identified needs. These needs are met through the provision of effective interventions that help the family achieve enduring safety, permanency, and well-being. Assessing is an ongoing and evolving process throughout the case.
(a) A Child and Family Plan shall be developed for each family receiving In-Home Services in accordance with Section 62A-4a-205. The Child and Family Plan guides the provision of services/interventions and is tracked and adapted throughout the case.
(b) Members of the Child and Family Team, including the parents and the child, if age appropriate, shall assist in developing the Child and Family Plan.
(c) A copy of the completed Child and Family Plan shall be provided to the parent or guardian. If In-Home Services are court ordered, a copy of the Child and Family Plan will be provided to the court, Assistant Attorney General, Guardian ad Litem, and legal counsel for the parent or guardian.
(4) Permanency Goals:
(a) All children receiving In-Home Services shall have a primary permanency goal and, if appropriate, a concurrent permanency goal identified by the Child and Family Team.
(b) For court-ordered In-Home Services, both primary and concurrent permanency goals, when applicable, shall be submitted to the court for approval.
(5) Duration of Services:
(a) For court-ordered services, the caseworker will continue to work with the family until the circumstances that brought the family to the attention of Child and Family Services are remedied and a ruling is made by the assigned judge to terminate Child and Family Services oversight.
(b) For voluntary services, the Child and Family Team assesses and determines when to end services with the family. This decision is staffed with the caseworker's supervisor.