Presentation on theme: "Ohio Alternative Response. WHAT IS AR? Referrals given to the agency for assessment. Read the referrals and decide whether you would screen this in or."— Presentation transcript:
Ohio Alternative Response
WHAT IS AR? Referrals given to the agency for assessment. Read the referrals and decide whether you would screen this in or out If the referral is a screened in report, would you send the report for AR or TR
Criteria for Alternative Response Case Mapping Screened-in report of child abuse or neglect. Pathway assignment screening of report. Any report screened-in as a sexual abuse, hospitalization of a child as a result of abuse or neglect or death of a child by other then accidental means would receive a traditional approach and/or investigation and is not considered for Alternative Response.
Pathway Assignment Tool Family Name: ______________________________________________ Date Report Accepted: ________________ Intake Number: ___________________________________ Enter a Y or N for all Bold Required or Discretionary Item. Do not leave items blank. The following are based on allegations, regardless of whether criminal charges have been filed. TRADITIONAL RESPONSE REQUIRED: Enter Y or N for each item Report alleges serious harm to a child Y or N: Felony child endangerment or assault (as defined in statute) Child abuse or neglect that has resulted in serious injury or harm Report requires the involvement of a Child Advocacy Center Report alleges sexual abuse of a child Y or N: Criminal sexual conduct (as defined in statute) Other alleged sexual abuse Report requires the involvement of a Child Advocacy Center Report involves a suspicious child fatality or homicide Y or N: Report requires a specialized assessment Y or N: Alleged perpetrator is a person responsible for the child's care in an out-of-home care setting. Alleged perpetrator has access to the child by virtue of his/her employment by or affiliation. Report requires a third party assessment: Y or N: Any employee of an institution or facility that is licensed or certified by ODJFS or another state agency and supervised by the PCSA. A foster caregiver or pre-finalized adoptive parent that is licensed, certified, or approved by ODJFS and supervised by the PCSA. A type B family day care home certified by a County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) Any employee or agent of ODJFS or the PCSA Any authorized person representing ODJFS or the PCSA who provides services for payment or as a volunteer. Any other PCSA conflict of interest.
Long term court-ordered placement will be needed Y or N: Need legal intervention due to violent activities in household Y or N: Parent/legal guardian has declined services in the past Y or N: Parent/legal guardian is unable/unwilling to achieve child safety Y or N: Past maltreatment concerns not resolved at previous closing Y or N: Previous child harm offenses charged against the alleged perpetrator Y or N: Appropriate for AR but not assigned: Zip code not included in AR pilot Staffing considerations Other (please specify) Optional Narrative Explanation: TRAR CW:________________________________________________
Opportunities of the Pathway Assignment Tool Case Mapping Approach County level interpretation 65% to 70% screened in cases received an AR response
Principles of Alternative Response Emphasis of engaging families beginning in the assessment process Address family stressors contributing to the child maltreatment by building on the strengths of the family
Review of screened in report examples
Lessons Learned Who needs to be trained regarding AR Within the agency Within the Community Caseload Size Timelines Respect