1. Employees completing intake referral/screening
the referring party that Community Care encourages participation of family
of origin, - extended family, and other significant persons when
assessing, planning, delivering, and evaluating services to clients when
such involvement is not contraindicated;
Actively solicit from the client, as appropriate, names of specific
individuals the client wants as� participants in planning and
- �Inquire about the status of parental
rights (e.g. PPO, C-1, C-2, Cease Reunification, TPR etc.)
Acquire additional relevant information regarding the status of parental
2. Service provider, or
designee, will consult with the client�s legal guardian with in 24 hours of
case assignment, emphasizing the importance of including the family of origin,
kin, and/or other significant persons in the client�s initial assessment,
subsequent services, and permanency planning process. This may include, but is
not limited to, the visitation agreement for supervised visits, parameters for
including Family of Origin, Kin, and/or Other Significant Persons in the
initial and subsequent team meetings (i.e. frequency, duration, transportation
to meetings, special conditions/considerations of family attendance, etc.).
Consultation with the referring party may be by phone, or when possible, in
person so that the necessary releases to move forward can be obtained.
3. Discussion to involve or
not involve Family of Origin, Kin, and/or Other Significant Persons must be
initially documented on the service provider�s contact notes or on the referral
form and place in the case record with 24 hrs. Service plans must indicate the
involvement or exclusion of Family of Origin, Kin, and/or Other Significant
Persons. When excluded, reasons must be clearly documented on the Service Plan.
This information is to be reviewed at least quarterly.
4. When consent for Family of
Origin, Kin, and/or Other Significant Person�s participation is granted, and
authorizations to disclose and/or receive information are signed, the service
provider will contact individuals by phone, followed by written notice inviting