Question: How will screening be affected now that Safety Threat drop-down lists are no longer part of screening?
Answer: Screeners will continue as before to determine if a child is unsafe and that the behavior or circumstance being reported under the definition of abuse or neglect in ORS 418.050. Refer to the Procedural Manual chapter 2 on screening for specific questions and enter the CPS issues in the 307 - Nature of Referral section as is the current practice.
Question: Will there be a “cheat sheet” created for screeners so they have a good list of the questions to be asked now that the safety threats have been removed from screening?
Answer: Now that the Procedure Manual is out, let us know if this is still a need. There is a very comprehensive list of questions in the Procedural Manual and I think anything we created would be a duplicate of that.