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8232 Parent and Caregiver Training

8232.1 Basic Training — Parents and Caregivers

CPS September 2015

A worker may authorize basic training when parents or caregivers need to improve their parenting skills. The training may be provided individually or in groups and in any appropriate setting, including the home. When a worker authorizes training or when a court orders training, the parenting education programs must be:

  •  evidence-based; or

  •  promising practice.

These programs must be used and offered in the parent’s or caregiver’s community, when such programs are available.

Texas Family Code, §§265.101, 265.102, 265.103

8232.11 Determining Eligibility

CPS November 2006

Parents, relatives, and other significant caregivers are eligible for this service. Children may live in their own homes, with relatives, or other substitute caregivers.

8232.12 Identifying Available Services

CPS November 2006

A contract for basic parent or caregiver training must provide for the teaching and modeling of knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the following areas:

  •  Growth and development of children

  •  Behavior management and alternatives to physical discipline

  •  Parent-child relationship, including communication skills

  •  Child care

  •  Nutrition, hygiene, and other fundamentals of physical care, and

  •  Nurturance of children

Note: Participating in staffings for case planning and appearing in court to provide testimony are also required when they are requested.

8232.13 Referring Clients

CPS November 2006

For complete referral instructions, see:

8161.1 Active Cases — Authorizing, Extending, or Terminating Direct Services

8232.14 Using IMPACT

CPS November 2006

To authorize training, workers must enter the following details into the IMPACT case management system:

Basic Parent or Caregiver Training

IMPACT Field:

IMPACT Entry:

Stage

INV, FPR, SUB, FSU, FRE, ADO

Category

Parent/Caregiver Training

Service

Parent/Caretaker Training

Unit of Service

Hour

Service Code

87C

When IMPACT is Unavailable  

If the IMPACT case management system is not functioning or the worker is otherwise unable to access it, the worker may authorize basic training for parents and caregivers by submitting a paper copy of Form 2054, Service Authorization.

For complete instructions see:

8164 Manual Authorization — Submitting a Paper Form

8232.15 Handling Additional Duties

CPS November 2006

Workers should maintain monthly contact with the contractor to determine the client's level of participation and ability to process and implement new information.

To authorize additional units of service or extend or reauthorize the service, the worker must follow the procedures in:

8161.1 Active Cases — Authorizing, Extending, or Terminating Direct Services

8232.16 Terminating Services

CPS November 2006

If the basic parent-caregiver training is being terminated before the end date on Form 2054, Service Authorization, see:

8161.1 Active Cases — Authorizing, Extending, or Terminating Direct Services

8232.2 Special Needs Training for Parents and Caregivers

CPS November 2006

A worker may authorize special needs training when parents or other caregivers need to improve their ability to care for children with special medical, developmental, or social needs. The training is provided by appropriately qualified experts either individually in the client's home or in groups.

8232.21 Determining Eligibility

CPS November 2006

Parents, relatives, and other significant caregivers including foster parents are eligible for special needs training. Children may live in their own homes, with relatives or other substitute caregivers, in pre-consummated adoptive homes, or in foster care.

8232.22 Identifying Available Services

CPS November 2006

The services available through the contract must include:

  •  teaching and modeling of knowledge, skills, and behaviors that allow the parent to meet the child's special medical, developmental, and social needs;

  •  participating in staffings for case planning; and

  •  appearing in court to provide testimony, when needed.

8232.23 Referring Clients

CPS November 2006

For complete referral instructions, see: 

8161.1 Active Cases — Authorizing, Extending, or Terminating Direct Services

8232.24 Using IMPACT

CPS November 2006

To authorize training, workers must enter the following details into the IMPACT case management system:

Special Needs Parent/Caregiver Training

IMPACT Field:

IMPACT Entry:

Stage

INV, FPR, SUB, FSU, FRE, ADO

Category

Parent/Caregiver Training

Service

Parent/Caregiver Training

Unit of Service

Hour

Service Code

87C

When IMPACT is Unavailable  

If the IMPACT case management system is not functioning or the worker is otherwise unable to access it, the worker may authorize special needs training for parents and caregivers by submitting a paper copy of Form 2054, Service Authorization.

For complete instructions see:

8164 Manual Authorization — Submitting a Paper Form

8232.25 Handling Additional Duties

CPS November 2006

The worker should maintain monthly contact with the trainer to determine the client's level of participation and ability to process and implement new information.

To authorize additional units of service, or extend or reauthorize the service, the worker must follow the procedures in:

8161.1 Active Cases — Authorizing, Extending, or Terminating Direct Services

8232.26 Terminating Services

CPS November 2006

If the special needs training for parents and caregivers is being terminated before the end date on the Form 2054, Service Authorization, see:

8161.1 Active Cases — Authorizing, Extending, or Terminating Direct Services

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