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1201 Child Placement Services
Table of Contents

I. OVERVIEW OF CHILD PLACEMENT SERVICES
  1. The Mission, Vision and Values
  2. Child Placement: Scope of Services
  3. Legal Authority for Child Placement Services
  4. Placement Resources
  5. Legal Framework for Case Planning and Service Delivery in Children’s Services (Federal Protections and State Requirements)
  6. Key Principles of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-89)
  7. Children’s Services Delivery and Child and Family Service Reviews
  8. Child Fatality Reviews
  9. Child Placement Services
  10. Staffing Requirements
II. THE OUT OF HOME FAMILY SERVICES AGREEMENT
  1. Overview of the Family Services Agreement Forms
  2. Risk Assessment and the Planning Process
  3. Collaboration in Developing Out of Home Family Services Agreements
III. RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION

IV. PLACEMENT DECISION MAKING
  1. Practice Guidance: Decision Making About Placement, Reunification, and Best Interest of the Child
  2. Choosing the Best Placement Resource
  3. Maintaining One Single, Stable Foster Care Placement
  4. Special Legal Considerations in Placement Decision Making
  5. Resources
V. OUT OF HOME PLACEMENT SERVICES
  1. Partnerships in Parenting
  2. Preparing the Family, the Child and the Foster Care Provider for Placement
  3. The First Two Weeks of Placement
  4. Required Services for Children
  5. Agency Plan for Abducted or Runaway Foster Children
  6. Required Services for Parents
  7. Parent /Child Visitation
  8. Required Services for Placement Providers
VI. PERMANENCY PLANNING
  1. Definition of Permanency Planning
  2. Importance of Permanent Homes
  3. Elements of Permanency Planning Casework
  4. Permanency Planning Hearing
  5. Permanent Placement Options
VII. ADOLESCENT SERVICES: NC LINKS
  1. Introduction
  2. LINKS is an Outcome-Based Service
  3. Eligibility for LINKS Services
  4. Priorities for Services Delivery
  5. Other Program Elements of NC LINKS
  6. Youth Involvement in Planning for Services
  7. Consumer Credit Reports
  8. LINKS Services to Youth
  9. Contractual Agreements for Residential Services (CARS)
  10. Permanency for Adolescents
  11. Training for Staff and Foster/Adoptive Parents
  12. Placement Services for Foster and Adoptive Parents
  13. Independent Living as a Coordinated Service of Foster Care
  14. Tracking Outcomes
VIII. CASE REVIEWS
  1. Permanency Planning Action Team Purpose
  2. Required Time Frames for Case Reviews
  3. Participants in the Action Team Review
  4. Essential Issues to be Discussed during Case Reviews
IX. AFTERCARE SERVICES
  1. Social Work Practice Guidelines for Services after Foster Care Placement Ends
  2. Termination of Services
X. RECORD KEEPING AND DOCUMENTATION
  1. Maintenance of the Child Placement Case Record
  2. Contents of the Child Placement Case Record
XI. SHARED PARENTING
  1. Why Partner
  2. Strengths of Practicing Shared Parenting
  3. Preparation for a Shared Parenting Meeting
  4. The Role of the Social Worker throughout Out of Home Placement Services
  5. The Shared Parenting Meetings
  6. Shared Parenting and Child and Family Team Meetings
  7. Preparation for Post Permanency

XII. FOSTER CARE 18 TO 21 SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS
  1. Purpose
  2. Legal Basis
  3. Eligibility And Funding
  4. Legal Responsibility For Placement
  5. County Oversight Of Placements
  6. Placement Options
  7. Termination Of Foster Care 18 to 21 Services
  8. Re-Entry Into Extended Foster Care
  9. Adult Adoptions
  10. Intercounty Placements and Transfers
  11. Interstate Compact On The Placement Of Children (ICPC) And Foster Care 18 To 21

XIII. EDUCATIONAL STABILITY

Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Activities Guide

Applying the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard

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