This training is an overview of policy and best practice in Family Centered Service casework. At the end of this one-day training participants will be able to:
- Assess and identify family situations appropriate for FCS and family situations that represent poor prognosis for positive safety outcomes.
- Identify and assess behavioral, emotional, and cognitive protective capacities of the caregiver(s)
- Utilize poor prognosis indicators
- Explain FCS to families to help the family identify if FCS will work for them
- Engage, assess and identify family supports willing and able to help the family
- Discuss considerations for families affected by substance use/or domestic violence
- Engage a family throughout the processes and life of an FCS case
- Assist the family through the transfer from CPS to FCS
- Assess initial and ongoing needs of the family
- Meet families where they are and assist families to develop goals and find resources to sustain their family
- Measure progress towards reducing safety threats
- Develop aftercare plans to reduce repeat maltreatment
By the end of this course, learning professionals will be able to:
- Describe circumstances under which an FCS case is an appropriate intervention.
- Describe circumstances under which an FCS case is not an appropriate intervention.
- Describe policy for Out of Home Safety Plan authorizations extending past 60 days/90 days.
- Explain the purpose and processes of FCS
- Transfer a case from CPS to FCS
- Implement safety plan action steps to immediately control for the identified safety threat(s) and assess ongoing ability of the safety plan and monitors to ensure safety.
- Implement ongoing safety assessment through utilization of the six key questions during weekly/bi-weekly worker contacts with the parent and child.
- Engage with the family to identify the family’s needs for ISP development.
- Be prepared to participate in FCS monthly case conferences with the supervisor to discuss effectiveness of the safety plan; progress/regress of the PRFC(s) toward behavior changes/ISP steps/enhanced protective capacities; service provider feedback; and ongoing case planning.
- Identify points in an FCS case to complete a CSM, Initial Meeting, and Family Meeting.
- Identify points in an FCS case to complete an ongoing AOCS.
- Implement steps needed to be taken for an FCS case to close.
- Develop FCS after-care plans with the family outlining behaviors/conditions that warranted an FCS case; behavior changes and enhanced protective capacities now warranting a safe determination and case closure; and resources for the family.
This training is mandatory for new specialists who have completed Core Training. Specialists are enrolled in this training by the CW Training Coordinators.