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Section Title Version # Release Date

Chapter 1: Overview

1 Purpose 1 06/04/07
2 Mission and Values 1 06/04/07
3 Oregon Safety Intervention Model 1 06/04/07
3a Reporting Sensitive Issues 1 10/04/18
4 Confidentiality 1 06/04/07
5 Cultural Competency 1 06/04/07
6 Rights 1 06/04/07
7 Client Complaints and Reports of Discrimination 1 06/04/07
8

Indian Child Welfare and Working with Native Families

Note: This section is presently being updated.

1 06/04/07

Chapter 2: Screening

Screening (Temporary) 03/27/18
Substance Affected Infant 04/03/18

Chapter 2: Assessment

Assessment (Temporary) 04/05/18
Substance Affected Infant 04/03/18
Appendices
2.1 Extent of Maltreatment 2 03/28/18
2.2 Present Danger Threats 1 05/10/07
2.3 Present Danger Assessment 1 05/10/07
2.4 Impending Danger Threats 1 05/10/07
2.5 Justifying a Parent/Caregiver Can and Will Protect 1 05/10/07
2.6 Protective Action 1 05/10/07
2.7 State of Oregon Consular Notification via FAX
1 05/10/07
2.8 Domestic Violence and the Six Domains
1 09/13/16
2.9 Exception to Completing All CPS Assessment Requirements 2 07/23/18
2.9a Abbreviated CPS Assessments Information and FAQ 1 07/23/18
2.10 Present Danger 1 03/28/18
2.11 Safety Threshold Criteria 1 03/28/18
2.12 Safety Threshold Criteria 1 03/28/18
2.13 Understanding How the Impending Danger Safety Threat Operates in the Family 1 03/28/18
2.14 Criteria For an In-Home Safety Plan 1 03/28/18

Chapter 3: Managing Child Safety In and Out of Home

1 Overview 1 06/04/07
2 Introduction to Managing Child Safety In and Out of the Home 1 06/04/07
3 Transfer of a Case 1 06/04/07
4 Confirm the Ongoing Safety Plan 1 06/04/07
5 Conduct the Protective Capacity Assessment (PCA) 2 08/08/11
6 Conduct Family Meetings 1 10/01/15
7 Document the Child Welfare Case Plan 2 10/01/15
8 Develop an Action Agreement 1 06/04/07
9 Monitor the Child Welfare Case Plan Through Required Contacts 4 03/27/18
10 Conduct a Child Welfare Case Plan Review 2 10/01/15
11 Measure Progress 1 06/04/07
12 Manage a New Safety Threat 1 06/04/07
13 Revise an Ongoing Safety Plan 1 06/04/07
14 Reunification 2 02/19/10
15 Court-ordered Return of Child 1 06/04/07
16 Closing an In-Home Ongoing Safety Plan 1 06/04/07
17 Closing the Case 1 06/04/07
18 Missing children and young adults 2 05/08/18
19 Identification of a sex trafficking victim 2 09/28/16
20 Substance Affected Infant 1 04/03/18
Appendices
3.1 Enhancing Protective Capacities in the Case Plan: What Behavior Must Change 1 06/04/07
3.2 Case Transfer Information Sufficiency Checklist 1 06/04/07
3.3 Caseworker’s Role During the Protective Capacity Assessment 1 06/04/07
3.4 Stages of Change 1 06/04/07
3.5 Protective Capacity Assessment Decisions 1 06/04/07
3.6 Facilitator Role and Qualifications 1 06/04/07
3.7 Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Considerations 1 06/04/07
3.8 Oregon Family Decision-Making Meeting Suggested Agenda 1 06/04/07
3.9 International Travel Procedures for Children in DHS Substitute Care for the purpose of Adoption 2 02/19/10
3.10a 90 Day Staffing Substitute Care Case 2 02/19/10
3.10b Staffing Considerations during CPS assessment through development of the case plan 2 02/19/10
3.10c 90 Day Staffing 2 02/19/10
3.11 90 Day Staffing - In Home Case or Family Service Case 2 02/19/10
3.12 Inter-county case responsibilities, requirements and oversight procedure 3 04/18/18
3.13 Is My Safety Plan Sufficient? 1 03/28/18
3.14 Criteria to Assess the Suitability of Safety Plan Providers/Safety Service Providers 1 03/28/18
3.15 In-Home Criteria and Conditions for Return 1 03/28/18
3.16 Protective Capacity Assessment Guide 1 03/28/18
3.17 The Trans-Theoretical Model (TTM) (Stages of Change) 1 03/28/18
3.18 Stage 3: Protective Capacity Assessment 1 03/28/18
3.19 Criteria for Expected Outcome Development 1 03/28/18

Chapter 4: Services to Children and Families 

1 Overview: Services to Children 1 06/04/07
2 Placement services generally 2 02/19/10
3 Working with Relatives 5 10/01/15
4 Placement in foster care 1 06/04/07
5 Personal Care Services 2 02/19/10
6 Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) 3 08/02/18
7

Treatment and residential care placements

Note: This section is presently being updated.

1 06/04/07
8

Target planning and consultation committee referrals

Note: This section is presently being updated.

1 06/04/07
9 Placement in another county 2 07/31/17
10 Placement of a child with HIV/AIDS 1 06/04/07
11 Placement of an Indian child 1 06/04/07
12 Placement of a refugee child 1 06/04/07
13 Placement in another state 2 02/19/10
14 Services and placement for a child with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (I/DD) 2 09/09/14
15 Placement of a youth in an approved independent living arrangement 1 06/04/07
17 Considerations regarding a multiethnic placement 1 06/04/07
18 Voluntary custody agreements 1 06/04/07
19 Voluntary placement agreements 1 06/04/07
20 Change of placement 2 02/19/10
21 Medical care services 3 06/30/10
22 Dental care services 1 06/04/07
23 Orthodontia services 1 06/04/07
24 Mental health services 1 06/04/07
25 Education services 1 06/04/07
26 Family visitation and contact 1 06/04/07
27 Clothing and personal belongings 1 06/04/07
28 Travel 2 02/19/10
29 Youth transitions 8 01/01/18
30 Behavior intervention in a home certified by Child Welfare (Repealed) 1 02/19/10
31 Services to injured, critically ill or terminally ill children 1 06/04/07
32 Legal relationships to child 1 06/04/07
33 Obtaining a Driver's Permit and a Driver's License for Youth in Care Under Age 18 1 08/23/18
34 Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard 3 9/28/16
35 Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care 1 04/01/18
36 Sex trafficking services 2 9/28/16
37 Child Welfare Child Care Stipend Procedure 1 4/26/18
38a Overview: Services to Families 1 10/4/18
38 Strengthening, Preserving and Reunifying Families (SPRF) 1 10/03/18
39 Flexible Funds 1 10/03/18
40 In-Home Safety and Reunification Services (ISRS) 1 10/03/18
Appendices
4.1 Ice Breakers 1 06/04/07
4.2 Foster Care Base Rates and Level of Care Rates 3 08/06/18
4.3 Special Rate Foster Care Authorization form (Repealed) 2 02/19/10
4.3a Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Ages Birth - 5 3 08/09/18
4.3b Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Ages 6 and up 3 08/09/18
4.4 DHS Child/Adolescent Residential Treatment Service Continuum 1 06/04/07
4.5 Brief explanation of a 5 Axis Diagnosis 1 06/04/07
4.6 DHS Co-Case Management Between the SPD-DD System and Department of Human Services (DHS)/Child Welfare 1 06/04/07
4.7 Who is Responsible for What (When placing a Child in SPD Funded Foster Care & Residential Resources) 2 09/09/14
4.8 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Request Form 1 06/04/07
4.9 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) Financial/Medical Plan CF1044 2 02/19/10
4.10 Placement Resource sample cover letter 2 02/19/10
4.11 Immunization schedule (Draft. This section is being updated.) 2 02/19/10
4.11a Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years(Draft. This section is being updated.) 2 02/19/10
4.11b Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years (Draft. This section is being updated.) 2 02/19/10
4.12 Percentile graphs (Draft. This section is being updated.) 1 06/04/07
4.13 Principle Based Decision Making Guidelines 1 06/04/07
4.14 Medication Chart (This section has been removed.) 3 06/30/10
4.15 Principles of Good Visitation Practice 1 06/04/07
4.16 Children Visiting Incarcerated Parents 1 06/04/07
4.17 Questions to Guide Planning and Evaluating Visits 1 06/04/07
4.18 Comprehensive Transition Plan User's Guide 2 02/19/10
4.19 Casey Life Skills 2 02/19/10
4.20 Housing Options Guide 3 08/01/18
4.21 Independent Living Program Referral Instructions (This has been removed.) 3 04/19/17
4.22 ILP & Transition Services Availability 4 08/01/18
4.23 New Technology: Recommendations & Guidelines 3 08/01/18
4.24 Notice of Pending Termination Sample Letter 3 08/01/18
4.25 Eligibility - Independent Living Program (ILP) Services and Funds Matrix - DHS Child Welfare & Indian Child Welfare Teens 3 08/01/18
4.26 Requirements at Independence: "Transition Tool Kit" Checklist 3 08/01/18
4.27 Chafee Medical Program Referral (This has been removed.) 1 03/23/11
4.28 The Road to Getting Your License 1 03/23/11
4.29 Obtaining a Driver's Permit and a Driver's License for Youth in Care 1 03/23/11
4.30 Driver's Education Course Payments 1 03/23/11
4.31 Household Expectations 2 08/01/18
4.32 Teen Policy Requirements 2 08/01/18
4.33 Youth Transitions "Best Practice" Considerations 2 08/01/18
4.34 Preparation for ILP Housing Programs Screening Study Guide 1 08/01/18
4.35 Resources Researched 1 08/01/18
4.36 Chafee Medical Program Flyer 1 08/01/18

Chapter 5: Adoption, Guardianship, and Other Permanency Plans

Please contact one of the following with questions:

Gail Schelle: 503-945-5997

Lorri Harris: 503-945-5998

3 Sibling adoption planning 2 09/15/15
5a Identifying and assessing families for adoptive placement: General information for the caseworker 1 09/09/15
5b Relative families: Considerations and procedures for adoption 1 09/09/15
5c Foster parent considerations and procedures for adoption 1 09/09/15
5e Child Welfare conflict of interest and employee adoptions and exceptions to the conflict of interest DHS policy 1 09/09/15
6 Recruitment for general applicant adoptive families (and occasionally for long-term foster families) 1 09/09/15
7 Selecting the adoptive family 2 10/01/15
12 Supervising the adoptive placement and adoption disruption 2 10/01/15
14a Approving and Implementing Guardianship as a Permanency Plan 3 07/11/16
14b Establishing Guardianship Assistance 2 9/09/15
15 Placement with a fit and willing relative 2 10/01/15
16 Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement 3 10/01/15

Chapter 6: Family Support Services

1 Overview 1 06/04/07
2 Receiving the case and first face-to-face contact 1 06/04/07
3 Determine the family or former foster child's service needs 2 02/19/10
4 Develop an individualized Family Support Services Case Plan 2 02/19/10
5 Arranging services and using a Service Agreement 1 06/04/07
6 Monitor the Family Support Services Case Plan through required contacts 2 02/19/10
7 Measuring progress 2 02/19/10
8 Conduct a Family Support Services Case Plan review 2 02/19/10
9 Close a Family Support Services Case Plan 1 06/04/07
Appendices
6.1 Eligibility - Independent Living Program (ILP) Services and Funds Matrix - DHS Child Welfare (CW) & Indian Child Welfare (ICW) Teens 1 06/04/07
6.2 Available ILP services for a former foster child with a Family Support Services Case Plan and eligibility requirements for specific services 1 06/04/07
6.3 Additional supports for adoptive families and legal guardians 1 06/04/07

Chapter 7: Recruitment, Training, Certification, Retention and Management of Foster Homes, Relative Caregiver Homes and Pre-adoptive Homes

1 Overview of Department Certified Homes 4 9/27/18
2 The Certification Process 4 9/27/18
3 Assessment of an Applicant 4 9/27/18
4 Management Approval for Specific Certification Rules 4 9/27/18
5 Managing Certified Homes 4 9/27/18
6 Training and Support 4 9/27/18
7 Report of Child Abuse or neglect in a Certified Home (Moved to chapter 2.) 3 07/06/12
8 Involvement in Case Planning 4 9/27/18
9 Complaint Review for Certified Providers 4 9/27/18
10 Certification action 4 9/27/18
11 Employees as Substitute Caregivers 3 04/05/18
12 Certification Records 4 9/27/18
Appendices
7.1 Certification Approval Matrix 4 09/29/14
7.2 Foster Parent Training Credit Quick Reference Chart 2 07/06/12
7.3 Interpretation Equipment Check out and Return process 4 09/29/14
7.4 How to request written and verbal language translation and American Sign translation services 4 09/29/14
7.5 Certification Filing Guide 2 10/01/15

Chapter 8: Working with the Courts and External Partners

1 The Courts 2 01/15/14
2 Legal and Other Fathers 1 12/17/09
3 Court Hearings, Legal Documentation, and Legal Requirements 1 12/17/09
4 Citizen Review Board 1 06/11/18
5 CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocate 1 12/17/09
6 Service Providers and Community Partners 1 12/17/09
7 Other Legal Matters 2 10/2/18
Appendices
8.1 1.C - Prepared Statement in Response to Subpoena for Testimony or Records in a Civil, Non-Juvenile Court Proceeding 1 12/17/09
8.2 2.1 - Fathers at a Glance and Search and Notice Requirements 1 12/17/09
8.3

2.2 - Letter Request to Establish Paternity

1 12/17/09
8.4 3.B.1 - Reasonable Efforts Principles and Expectations 1 12/17/09
8.5

3.B.2 - Active Efforts Principles and Expectations

1 12/17/09
8.6 Request for Case Information Process Map 1 06/11/18

Chapter 9: Memoranda of Understanding and Interagency Agreements

DHS and other agencies
1 Memorandum of Understanding: Department of Human Services, Oregon Commission on Children and Families, and Oregon Court Appointed Special Advocate Directors Network. Effective March 2006. (aka CASA MOU) (This section is being updated.) 1 04/10/09
2 Memorandum of Understanding: Department of Human Services and Citizen Review Board. Effective November 2011. (aka CRB MOU) (This section is being updated.) 2 11/07/11
DHS/CAF and other DHS divisions
3 Memorandum of Understanding: CAF and Addictions and Mental Health Division – Mental Health Assessments for Children Placed in DHS Substitute Care. Effective December 2008. (This section has been removed.) 1 04/10/09
4 Inter Program Placement Agreement between Developmental Disability Services (DDS) and the Child Welfare Programs of the Department of Human Services 2 12/23/11