Policy Manual


Placement Preparation      

Type: Procedure                 Category: Service Delivery                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care Treatment Foster Care Employees

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Supporting References: COA Service Standards FC 6.06, FC 6.07

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  4-1-2004  Management Team    12-1-2008
Related Document Code Related Document Name Type
3.me.1 Continuity of Care Policy

Procedure:  .

When it is necessary for a client to transition a new home within the Treatment Foster Care program, the following preparations must be taken:

1. Advance notice prior to a placement move will be given to allow for appropriate planning;

2. If possible, alternative foster parents that have the skills and characteristics necessary to meet the needs of the client will be identified;

3. Specific client information will be provided to the prospective foster family;

4. Visits, activities, and at least one overnight visit should take place prior to the move;

5. If needed, additional supports will be put in place to reduce the amount of distress/trauma experienced by the client during the transition;

6. Provisions will be made to ensure that the client is able to maintain contacts with the previous foster family or other social connections, if considered appropriate by the team, including the guardian;

7 All clients must be allowed to keep personal items areimportant to them. The process of any transition must be documented in the client's case record. In some situations, circumstances may not allow for the one or all of the above steps to take place during a transition from one home to another. In those circumstances the reasons must be clearly documented and placed in the client's case record.

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