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Kansass Response to CAPTA Requirements Related to Substantiated Findings for Children Under 3 Boston, MA April 18, 2005 Paula Ellis Assistant Director.

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1 Kansass Response to CAPTA Requirements Related to Substantiated Findings for Children Under 3 Boston, MA April 18, 2005 Paula Ellis Assistant Director Child Welfare Boston, MA April 18, 2005 Paula Ellis Assistant Director Child Welfare

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3 A Shared Responsibility In Kansas, the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and the Department of Health and Environment share the responsibility to provide service to children under 3 (part C of IDEA).

4 Kansas Department of Social Rehabilitation Services Division of Children and Family Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Child Protective Services Services to Preserve Families Foster Care Services Adoption Services Adoption Subsidy Self Sufficiency Services (Independent Living) Community Development Child Welfare Public/Private Partnership Contractors

5 Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau for Children, Youth, and Families Childrens Developmental Services Infant-Toddler Services Program Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Development Services

6 Kansas Data: Substantiated Findings for Children under 3 Total number of children under age of ,519 (estimate) Number of children under age of 3 108,657 (estimate) Victims age 3 and under 1,599 substantiated findings (estimate Fiscal Year 2004)

7 Substantiated Case Findings on Children under 3 (Policy and Procedure Manual Changes Effective 07/01/04) Social Worker shall make a referral to Kansas Infant-Toddler Services Referral form CFS-2015 shall be made the same day or within one day of the case finding decision. Copy of referral form shall be sent with the Notice of Department Finding to inform the parent of the referral.

8 Children in Out of Home Placement Social worker will send referral to county where the child is currently placed. Referral shall include the location of the child. CFS-2015 shall be sent to the contracting provider.

9 Previous Referrals to Infant-Toddler Services Referral made each time child under 3 is substantiated even when a child is currently receiving services or has been referred in the past.

10 Location of Parent/Child Unknown Referral is made even if the whereabouts of parent/child are unknown, social worker will indicate on CFS-2015 that location is unknown.

11 Location of Infant-Toddler Services Statewide Programs available for each community can be located on the KDHE website at work_brochure.pdf

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14 Next Steps Initial Concerns from Staff and Partners Coordination with Staff and KDHE Working with Families Whos footing the bill?


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