Tag: qpi

31
Oct

Resource Parents

The Resource Family Approval (RFA) program was developed to help meet California’s goal of ensuring that all children live in committed, nurturing and permanent families. Specifically, RFA establishes a new family-friendly and child-centered approval process for all related and non-related families seeking to care for children and youth in foster care.  Because this new process consolidates and replaces existing requirements
Read more
26
Feb

QPI Topic of the Month; Evolution of a CWS Referral

Evolution of a CWS referral A referral is a suspected child abuse report (aka SCAR) which our agency investigates. Those who investigate these reports are Social Workers (SW). If a SW investigates a referral and determines that the abuse/neglect did occur, the referral will evolve into a case. Below is a general flow of how a referral might evolve into

Read more

4
Feb

QPI Topic of The Month- Reasonable Services and Reasonable Findings

WHAT IS REASONABLE EFFORTS? I would first like to address the terms Reasonable Services and Reasonable Findings. Technically, or legally speaking, these terms refer to Reasonable Efforts. There are laws that require child welfare agencies to make reasonable efforts to provide services that will help families remedy the conditions that brought the child and family into the child welfare system,

Read more

4
Feb

QPI Topic of The Month- Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS)

REASONABLE AND PRUDENT PARENT STANDARD THE DEFINITION OF RPPS “The standard characterized by careful and sensible parental decisions that maintain the child’s health, safety, and best interests. As defined by Welfare and Institutions Code W&IC 362.05. WHEN DOES RPPS APPLY? RPPS applies to caregivers when making decisions regarding the following: Extracurricular Activities Short Term Babysitting- less than 24 consecutive hours

Read more

4
Feb

QPI Topic of the Month – Information Sharing and Confidentiality

INFORMATION SHARING AND CONFIDENTIALITY Sharing information about the youth in care is essential to preparing the caregiver to welcome the youth into their home. The Information that can be shared about the youth with the caregiver: Educational information Medical/dental and relevant mental health history – with the exception of youth’s reproductive health history and substance abuse treatment records Youth’s current

Read more

X
X