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Getting Started With Intake & CPS Process. Developmental Competencies SW104-01 Understands the roles and tasks of the intake process SW104-02 Understands.

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1 Getting Started With Intake & CPS Process

2 Developmental Competencies SW Understands the roles and tasks of the intake process SW Understands level prioritization during the referral process including the ability to identify when a referral qualifies as an emergency and requires immediate attention SW Knows to gather information that may identify the child as an Indian or Tribal member SW Ability to use a solution based casework approach when conducting child maltreatment investigations SW Knows and understands the procedural differences between the investigative pathway and the family assessment response (FAR) pathway.

3 Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to: Cite the legal criteria (WAC and WAC ) for screening intakes Describe the roles and tasks of the intake process List the steps identified for Intake Describe the three types of intakes. Identify additional contacts, indicators and resources that an intake worker may use in their assessment Gather information that may identify the child as an Indian or Tribal member Identify everyday life events for and how they fit in the life of a family and a case Explain the procedural differences between the investigative pathway and the family assessment response (FAR) pathway. Complete an Intake document

4 Basics of Intake Intake Functions Accept calls and written reports Document every contact Screen reports & determine CA response Gather additional information when able Initiate social worker responses after hours Second screening by supervisor

5 Types of Intakes CPS Intake Allegation of CA/N against Parent (w/ or w/o other named subject) Person acting in-loco parentis SW assesses for child safety AND investigates the allegation CPS – Risk Only No allegation of CA/N Child may need immediate protection SW assesses for child safety

6 Intake and Initial Screening Intake sufficiency screen Intake meets the definition CA/N CPS response pathway decision tree Criteria met for either Investigative or FAR pathway

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8 CPS Responses

9 Disposition of the Intake Screen in – Emergent Immediate safety concern Screen in – Non Emergent No immediate safety threat Family Assessment Response (FAR) Voluntary, offer of assistance Screen out – “Info Only” Documented in FamLink No agency action

10 Understanding CA/N using Family Development Developmental Stages have certain necessary tasks Everyday Life Events CA/N = EDLE gone wrong or not achieved

11 Planning for Investigation Review history Worker safety considerations Tribal/ethnicity matters Interview arrangements Evidence gathering Shared decision making

12 Legal Foundation for CPS Investigation RCW & WAC Collaboration with Law Enforcement (4) Must notify of all CPS Intakes Access to confidential information (7) Full access to info about the child Can exchange with mandated reporters Also covered in WAC Ability to interview children (12) At any suitable location Away from parents Parental notification ASAP, if safe With a 3 rd party present if possible

13 Legal Foundation for CPS Investigation RCW & WAC Ability to conduct background checks (14) Requirement to use risk assessment (13) ◦ Substance abuse must be risk factor Ability to photograph Children (WAC ) Client’s rights (RCW ) ◦ Notify subject of allegations at initial contact ◦ Notify subjects of finding and of right to appeal

14 Typical Sequence of Interviews for CPS Investigations Referent Victim child, siblings Non-maltreating caregiver Subject Other adults in home Collaterals

15 Initial ContactWith the FAR Path Initializing engagement and assessment Contact source of referral Case preparation Contact parents/caregivers to schedule meeting/visit

16 Initial Visit and Assessment Present danger assessment Explanation of FAR pathway FAR agreement with family FAR Family Assessment Safety Assessment SDM

17 Regarding Advance Notice… To call or not to call, that is the question. So, what is the answer?

18 CAPTA Findings Evidentiary Standard: “more likely than not” preponderance of evidence 51% probability Options: Founded or Unfounded Right to appeal Findings within 30 calendar days of receipt of CAPTA letter. 60 days to enter a finding.

19 Review: Developmental Competencies SW Understands the roles and tasks of the intake process SW Understands level prioritization during the referral process including the ability to identify when a referral qualifies as an emergency and requires immediate attention SW Knows to gather information that may identify the child as an Indian or Tribal member SW Ability to use a solution based casework approach when conducting child maltreatment investigations SW Knows and understands the procedural differences between the investigative pathway and the family assessment response (FAR) pathway.

20 Review: Curricular Competencies Awareness of the legal criteria (WAC and WAC ) for screening intakes Understands the roles and tasks of the intake process Knows the steps identified for Intake Knows the three types of intakes. Can identify additional contacts, indicators and resources that an intake worker may use in their assessment Knows to gather information that may identify the child as an Indian or Tribal member Ability to to identify everyday life events for and how they fit in the life of a family and a case Knows and understands the procedural differences between the investigative pathway and the family assessment response (FAR) pathway. Participants will be able to understand how to fill out an Intake document

21 Thank You


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