Utah Admin. Code R512-100-5 - Title IV-E Prevention Program

Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022

(1) Child and Family Services will operate the Title IV-E Prevention Program in accordance with a five-year Title IV-E Prevention Program Plan approved by the federal government.
(2) Child and Family Services will engage in consultation with other state agencies responsible for administering health programs, including mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services, and with other public and private agencies with experience in administering Child and Family Services in developing or modifying the five-year Title IV-E Prevention Program Plan.
(3) Prevention program services will be specified and approved in the Title IV-E Prevention Program Plan;
(4) Prevention program services may include mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services provided by a qualified individual; or in-home parent skills-based programs, which include parenting skills training, parent education, and family counseling.
(5) Prevention program services must have been determined as evidence-based through either the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse or through the transitional payment review process approved by the federal government. Programs and services must have an evidence rating of well-supported, supported, or promising.
(6) Prevention program services must meet the federal requirements for trauma-informed service delivery.
(7) Selection of prevention program services will be based on review of needs of the prevention services population, service gaps, and consideration of expected outcomes identified through program research.
(8) Prevention program services will be monitored to ensure fidelity to the practice model and to determine outcomes achieved.
(9) Information learned through fidelity monitoring will be used to refine and improve practice.
(10) Prevention program services that have an evidence rating of promising or supported from the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse or that have an evidence rating determined through the transitional payment review process will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation strategy approved in the Title IV-E Prevention Program Plan.
(11) Prevention program services that have an evidence rating of "promising" or 'supported" from the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse may receive a waiver for evaluation when the effectiveness of the service is compelling and when approved in the Title IV-E Prevention Program Plan.
(12) Child and family eligibility for the Title IV-E Prevention Program is determined through the caseworker utilizing designated assessment tools with the child and family. The Structured Decision Making Safety and Risk Assessments and the UFACET results are used to determine if the child is at serious risk of entering foster care, but can remain safely at home or reside with a kinship caregiver, as long as substance use, mental health, or in-home parenting skills services necessary to prevent the entry of the child into foster care are provided. Prevention candidate status is confirmed through finalization of the child and family plan, which is the child's prevention plan.
(13) Prevention program services may be provided to a child who is a prevention candidate or to the child's parent or kinship caregiver when the need for the services by the child, parent, or kinship caregiver is directly related to the safety, permanency, or well-being of the child or to prevent the child from entering foster care. Services may be provided for up to 12 months for each authorization period.

Notes

Utah Admin. Code R512-100-5
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

The following state regulations pages link to this page.



State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.