Community resources and services are used if available, appropriate, and accepted by the child, youth, or family. Resources and services are used to help solve problems identified in the service plan. If a needed service is not available, the worker should work with the community to recognize the need and to provide leadership for organizing and supplying the needed resource.
Following is a partial list of community services and resources which may be available to the client:
1. Employment and Training Programs.
a. Employment services program for AFDC clients.
b. Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC) programs.
c. Job Training and Partnership Act (JTPA).
d. Vocational schools.
2. Educational Programs.
a. Public schools (regular and special programs).
b. Home-bound or visiting teacher programs.
e. Graduate Equivalent Diploma (G.E.D.)
f. Community college continuing education program.
g. State schools for people with disabilities.
h. Texas adult education coop units.
3. Counseling or Therapy.
a. Mental Health/Mental Retardation (MHMR) programs.
b. Child guidance agencies.
c. Adoption agencies.
d. Texas Rehabilitation Commission.
e. Family counseling agencies.
4. Child Care.
a. DFPS purchased social services (day care and protective day care).
b. Adoption agencies.
e. Infant day care centers.
f. Child development nurseries.
g. Family day homes.
5. Homemaker Services. Contact DFPS purchased services.
6. Parenting Courses and Parent Self-Help Groups.
a. Parent Education Training. (PET)
b. Parents Without Partners.
c. Parents Anonymous.
d. Teenage parent councils.
e. Family planning agencies.
7. Recreational and Social Programs.
a. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
b. YMCA and YWCA.
c. Camp Fire Girls.
d. Church and civic groups.
8. Financial Assistance.
a. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
b. Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
c. Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI).
d. Food stamps.
e. Child support.
f. Veteran's benefits.
g. Local emergency financial assistance programs.
h. Energy subsidies and utility payment programs.
9. Medical Assistance.
b. Visiting nurses.
c. City and county health departments.
d. Planned parenthood and family planning clinics.
e. Adoption agencies.
f. Texas Rehabilitation Commission.
g. Medical transportation services.
h. Well-baby clinics.
i. Model cities clinics.
j. Private health insurance policies.
10. Legal Services
a. Legal Aid.
b. Consumers Report legal assistance.