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Appendix 8160: CPS Service Codes and Descriptions as Identified in IMPACT

CPS February 2013

CPS Service Codes and Descriptions

This appendix explains the purchased services that may be available to CPS clients. In bold, at the top of each cell in the table below, is the title used in the IMPACT case management system to identify each service.

The appendix is not authoritative. Each region identifies its own unmet service needs and decides which services to purchase with available funds. Not all of the services are available in every region.

Generally, services are either client-specific or not client-specific. To authorize client-specific services, caseworkers submit Form 2054 Service Authorization through IMPACT.

Services that are not client-specific are typically provided by a contract that is managed by DFPS regional management. Exceptions to providing services by submitting Form 2054 or entering into a contract are noted in the Service Description column in the table below.

IMPACT Category:

Code:

Service Description:

Adoption Services

88A

Adoption Readiness Study

A caseworker may authorize a Health, Social, Educational, and Genetic History (HSEGH) Report if:

  • the child is in the managing conservatorship of DFPS;

  • the permanency planning goal for the child is adoption; and

  •  either:

  •  the child is legally available for adoption (that is, the parents are deceased or their parental rights have been terminated), or

  •  a legal-risk placement is being considered for the child and either a petition to terminate parental rights has been filed with the court or a termination hearing is scheduled within 90 days.

See:

7632 Homes for Legal Risk Placements

8261 HSEGH Reports — Health, Social, Educational, and Genetic History

8264 Post-Placement Adoption Services (Pre-Consummated)

Adoption Services

88D

Adopt Hm Recruit & Screen (client-specific)

A caseworker may authorize the recruiting and screening of potential adoptive parents for a specific child who is in DFPS conservatorship.

See 8523.1 Contracting With Councils, Associations, and Organizations.

Adoption Services

88E

Adoptive Home Study (client-specific)

A caseworker may authorize a home study of a potential adoptive or foster parent.

The study is used to assess a potential caregiver’s past and present levels of functioning to determine his or her ability to become a foster or adoptive parent.

Eligible clients are prospective foster parents, prospective adoptive parents, or both who:

  •  are enrolled in Parent Resource for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE), a pre-service training; or

  •  have recently completed PRIDE training and are referred by a PRIDE trainer (either a CPS staff person or a contractor).

See:

8521 Home Study Services

Service codes 88B and 88Y

Adoption Services

88F

Adoptive Placement

A caseworker may authorize adoptive placement services when a family has been identified a family for a child.

To be eligible:

  •  the child must be in the managing conservatorship of DFPS;

  •  the permanency planning goal for the child must be adoption; and

  •  the child must either be legally available for adoption (that is, the parents are deceased or their parental rights have been terminated), or must be awaiting availability for adoption because a motion for termination of parental rights has been filed with the court and termination is pending.

     For services related to a legal-risk placement, an additional eligibility criterion requires that DFPS file a petition to terminate parental rights with the court.

See 8262 Adoptive Placement Services (Including Legal Risk Placements).

Adoption Services

88G

Post Placement Supervision

A caseworker may authorize adoptive post-placement services for a child, if:

  •  the child has been placed in an adoptive home, either by CPS or through a contract for adoptive placement services; and

  •  there is good cause to contract for post-placement services.

Examples of good cause include:

  •  when there is a conflict of interest;

  •  when there is a lack of resources or staff;

  •  when the family moves out of state; and

  •  when the placement requires intensive services.

Exception

CPS does not purchase adoptive post-placement services for foster parents who:

  •  are verified by CPS; and

  •  are adopting children who are in the care of CPS.

Services to these families are provided directly by CPS.

See 8263 Out-of-State Adoption Placement.

Adoption Services

88H

Adoption Subseqt Placement

A caseworker may authorize Adoption Subseqt Placement Services when:

  •  an adoptive placement is disrupted; and

  •  the original contractor subsequently places the same child in another adoptive home.

In such cases, DFPS may reimburse the contractor for the subsequent placement, as if it were a new placement.

See 8264 Post-Placement Adoption Services (Pre-Consummated).

Basic Needs

82C

Concrete Services

A caseworker may authorize concrete services to accomplish any or all of the following:

  •  Obtain goods, services, or both for a client who cannot otherwise purchase the services;

  •  increase the safety of the home

  •  allow the parent or relative caregiver to better meet the needs of the child or family.

Clients are eligible for concrete services when:

  •  the purchase of the service allows the child to remain in the home or expedites the return of the child to the home;

  •  resources are not available from another source; and

  •  negotiations about the family's contribution have taken place.

Priority Clients

Priority is given to clients who are receiving Intensive Family-Based Safety Services (INT-FPR).

See 8233 Concrete Services.

Basic Needs

98A

Burial

A caseworker may authorize a payment of up to $4,500 per child for reasonable and necessary burial expenses, if:

  •  the child dies while in the managing conservatorship of DFPS; and

  •  the child’s birth family or other local resources are unable to fully fund the cost of the child’s burial.

(See IMPACT stages SUB, ADO, and FRE.)

The family is eligible for the payment whether the child was placed with relatives or lives in the birth home, as long as DFPS was the managing conservator at the time of the child's death.

See 8512 Funeral and Burial Services for Children in DFPS Conservatorship.

Camping

80T

Therapeutic Camping

A caseworker may authorize therapeutic camping services from a licensed, 24-hour child care program for children who are:

  •  over the age of six; and

  •  have behavioral or emotional problems that make it difficult for them to function.

The camps are used to treat behavioral or emotional problems in an environment that is not punitive. The primary emphasis is on therapy rather than recreation.

As with other treatment-oriented placements, admission is based on:

  •  the program’s ability to meet the child’s identified needs; and

  •  the suitability of placing the child with the other children in the camp.

Before contracting for therapeutic camping services, CPS must contact the DFPS Child Care Licensing Division to verify that the potential contractor is licensed as a therapeutic camp.

See 8270 Youth Camping Services — Day and 24-Hour.

Camping

81G

Youth Camping

A caseworker may authorize youth camping to:

  •  improve a child’s social skills, self-image, and self-esteem through a group-learning experience;

  •  provide respite for the caregiver of a child; or

  •  develop a child’s skills in a specific activity (for example, in athletics or music).

To be eligible, a child must be:

  •  18 years old or younger;

  •  in an open CPS case; and

  •  referred by CPS for the camping services.

Youth camping services available through the contract may include both 24-hour residential and day camping.

See 8270 Youth Camping Services — Day and 24-Hour.

Camping

90P

Specialized Camping Exp

A caseworker may authorize specialized camping from two specialized camping services under contract with DFPS. A child’s participation in either type of camping must be related to the child’s service plan.

Special-skills camping is used to help remedy the effects of abuse or neglect by improving the child’s self-esteem. It is designed to develop a child’s skills in a specific activity (for example, in athletics or music).

Foster care camping is provided by a foster care facility, in addition to the facility's regular residential program. Foster care camping allows children who have been placed in a facility to participate in the full range of its programs.

Both special-skills camping and foster care camping can be provided in 24-hour residential camps and in day camps.

See 8270 Youth Camping Services — Day and 24-Hour.

Contract Management

56K

CPS Regional Prog Consult

Regional management may contract for programmatic consultation to improve the services provided by the regions or state office that protect families and children.

The consultation is used when regional staff require training on specific topics.

The services available through the contract may include:

  •  analyses;

  •  operational reviews;

  •  advice;

  •  recommendations;

  •  reports; and

  •  training.

Limitations

Programmatic consultation does not include consultation on specific cases.

See 8522 Programmatic Consultation.

Contract Management

82D

This code is used to authorize administrative costs associated with basic needs service (code 82C).

The contract manager authorizes the administrative charge.

Contract Management

88C

Fos/Adopt HS (Non-client Specific)

Regional management may contract for foster and adoptive home studies.

A home study is used to assess a potential caregiver’s past and present levels of functioning to determine his or her ability to become a foster parent or adopt.

Eligible clients are prospective foster parents, prospective adoptive parents, or both who:

  •  are enrolled in Parent Resource for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE), a pre-service training; or

  •  have recently completed PRIDE training; and are referred by a PRIDE trainer (either a CPS staff person or a contractor).

See 8521 Home Study Services.

Contract Management

88I

ADO Recruit (Non-Client Specific)

Regional management may contract with parent and community groups to:

  •  recruit and screen potential adoptive parents for children in DFPS managing conservatorship; and

  •  increase public awareness of the need to find adoptive homes.

Examples of groups that may be contracted with include:

  •  the Council on Adoptable Children of Texas, Inc.;

  •  national adoption exchanges;

  •  churches;

  •  local and national organizations;

  •  schools; and

  •  professional organizations.

See 8523.1 Contracting With Councils, Associations, and Organizations.

Contract Management

88N

Post-Adopt Casework Srvcs

To verify whether a family is eligible for regional post-adoptive services, the caseworker refers the family to the program contractor.  

The contractor certifies consummated adoptive families as eligible for post adoptive services, if all of the following criteria are satisfied:

  •  DFPS or a licensed child-placing agency in Texas served as the child’s managing conservator and placed the child for adoption.

  •  DFPS is currently providing Title IV-E adoption assistance to the child.

  •  The consummated adoption is intact.

  •  The adoptive parents have requested post-adoptive services.

  •  The child or youth is under 18 years old. (When necessary, services may continue for up to 90 days past the youth's 18th birthday to ensure an orderly termination of services.)

Residency

Eligible families do not have to live in Texas to receive services.

See 8410 Post Adoption Services.

Contract Management

88P

Post-Adopt Ther Couns

See:

8410 Post Adoption Services

Service Code 88N, Post Adoptive Services

Contract Management

88R

Post-Adopt Respite Care

See:

8410 Post Adoption Services

Service Code 88N, Post Adoptive Services

Contract Management

88S

Post-Adopt Residential Sv

See:

8410 Post Adoption Services

Post Adoptive Services, service code 88N

Contract Management

88T

Post-Adopt Parent Trng/Gp

See:

8410 Post Adoption Services

Service Code 88N, Post Adoptive Services

Contract Management

88W

Post-Adopt Svcs Day Treat

See:

8410 Post Adoption Services

Service Code 88N, Post Adoptive Services

Contract Management

88Z

Foster HS (Non-client Specific)

Regional management may contract to conduct a home study for a family that is interested in becoming a foster or adoptive family.

The study is used to assess a potential caregiver’s past and present levels of functioning to determine his or her ability to adopt a child, become a foster parent, or both.

Eligible clients are prospective foster parents, adoptive parents, or both,  who:

  •  are attending in Parent Resource for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE), a pre-service training; or

  •  have recently completed PRIDE training and are referred by a PRIDE trainer (either a CPS staff person or a contractor).

See 8521 Home Study Services.

Contract Management

96D

Adoption Subsidy

DFPS provides adoption subsidies to alleviate the financial barriers related to the adoption of children with special needs.

Subsidies benefit children whose age, race, ethnicity, handicap, or sibling status precludes appropriate adoptive placement without financial assistance from DFPS.

Subsidies help adoptive parents pay for:

  •  the services needed by the child; and

  •  the child’s food, clothing, and shelter.

Subsidies may also be applied toward services such as the following, when assistance is not available from other sources. (Adoptive parents are not required to apply a subsidy toward such services.):

  •  Day care

  •  Therapy

  •  Counseling

  •  Extraordinary corrective dental treatment

  •  Medical care

  •  Equipment

  •  Supplies

  •  Other care and treatment for the child.

Subsidies are available only to children who meet eligibility requirements.

Access to adoption subsidies is provided only through an adoption assistance eligibility worker. A service authorization (Form 2054) is not needed.

See 1700 Adoption Assistance Program.

Contract Management

96J

Non-recurring Adpt Subsidy

DFPS reimburses nonrecurring adoption expenses incurred by adoptive parents who adopt a child with special needs. The reimbursement covers the parents’ actual costs, up to $1,500 per child.

When parents adopt a sibling group, the maximum reimbursement is either the sum of the parents’ actual costs, or $1,500 multiplied by the number of adopted children in the group; whichever is less.

Reimbursement for nonrecurring expenses is available only to children who meet eligibility requirements. Reimbursement is only through an adoption assistance eligibility worker. A service authorization (Form 2054) is not needed.

See 1760 Medicaid Coverage, The Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance, and Adoption Assistance.

Counseling/Therapy

81H

Diagnostic Consultation

A caseworker may authorize a diagnostic consultation to obtain input, advice, recommendations, and opinions from outside professionals about an open CPS case. The consultation may be purchased separately or as part of another direct service, such as evaluation and treatment, or homemaker services.

Diagnostic consultation may be provided:

  •  to any child or family member in an active case; or

  •  to legal risk and prospective adoptive family members, if needed to support, maintain, or determine an appropriate placement for a child in DFPS conservatorship.

See 8514 Diagnostic Consultation — Case Specific.

Counseling/Therapy

86C

Indiv Counseling/Therapy

A caseworker may authorize counseling or therapy to meet an identified need for treatment.

Eligible clients include:

  •  children and their family members in open CPS cases; or

  •  foster, legal-risk, and prospective adoptive parents (when the service helps to determine or maintain appropriate placement).

Individual or family counseling may be provided in the home. Policies on waiting times and missed appointments must be addressed as if the incidents had occurred in the office. (See also Counseling/Therapy service, codes 86E, 86F, and 88K.)

See 8242.2 Psychological Evaluation.

Counseling/Therapy

86E

Grp Counseling/Therapy

See:

8242.2 Psychological Evaluation

Service Code 86C, Indv Counseling/Therapy Services

Counseling/Therapy

86F

Service: Fam Counseling/Therapy

See:

8242.2 Psychological Evaluation

Service Code 86C, Indv Counseling/Therapy Services

Counseling/Therapy

88K

See Indv Counseling/Therapy Services, service code 86C.

Day Care

40A

Day Care, Title IV-E Foster Care (BAPA N1) 

A caseworker may authorize Title IV-E foster day care (BAPA N1) for foster children who are eligible for Title IV-E services and live with foster parents who are working.

Limitations

This type of child care is limited to providing daily supervision during the foster parents’ work hours, so that the parents may attend:

  •  judicial reviews;

  •  case conferences; and

  •  foster parent training.

To be eligible, a child must:

  •  have an eligibility determination that identifies the child as eligible for services under Title IV-E;

  •  be in DFPS conservatorship;

  •  be placed in a foster home, where all caregivers work away from the home for 40 hours a week or more;

  •  have a Basic Service Level; and

  •  be 13 years old or younger.

The region’s day care liaison must approve Form 2054 Service Authorization before it is sent to the local child care management services (CCMS) system.

See:

8235.11 Definitions (for information about CCMS agencies)

8235.3 Foster Child Day Care

Day Care

40B

Day Care-Not Title IV-E Foster Care (BAPA N2); formerly known as Day Care State Paid Foster Care

A caseworker may authorize this type of day care for foster children who are not eligible for Title IV-E services, but whose foster parents work.

This type of child care is limited to providing daily supervision during the foster parents’ work hours, so that the parents may attend:

  •  judicial reviews;

  •  case conferences; and

  •  foster parent training.

To be eligible, a child must:

  •  have an eligibility determination that identifies the child as not eligible for services under Title IV-E;

  •  be in DFPS conservatorship;

  •  be living in a foster home where all of the caregivers work away from the home for 40 hours a week or more;

  •  be assigned a Basic Service Level; and

  •  be 13 years old or younger.

The region’s day care liaison must approve the Form 2054 Service Authorization before it is sent to the local child care management services (CCMS) system. See 8235.11 Definitions for information about CCMS agencies.

See:

8235.2 General Protective Child Day Care

8235.23 Resolving Issues of Space

Day Care

40F

Day Care Not-IV-E Foster Care (Not CCDF Qualified) for undocumented children and non-qualified aliens

A caseworker may authorize this type of day care for foster children who are not eligible for Title IV-E services but whose parents work.

This type of child care is limited to providing daily supervision during the foster parents’ work hours, so that the parents may attend:

  •  judicial reviews;

  •  case conferences; and

  •  foster parent training.

To be eligible, a child must:

  •  have an eligibility determination indicating that the child is not eligible for Title IV-E services;

  •  be in DFPS conservatorship;

  •  be living in a foster home where all caregivers work away from the home 40 hours a week or more;

  •  be assigned a Basic Service Level; and

  •  be 13 years old or younger.

The region’s day care liaison must approve Form 2054 Service Authorization, before it is sent to the local child care management services (CCMS) system.

See 8235.3 Foster Child Day Care.

Day Care

40M

Day Care – Former CPS 

A caseworker may authorize this type of care only when:

  •  the child is receiving general protective child day care on the day that a case is closed; and

  •  DFPS is not the managing conservator.

Limitations

This type of care:

  •  is available for only six months;

  •  must not be extended or reauthorized; and

  •  requires that CPS staff have no involvement with the family after the case is closed.

The region’s day care liaison must approve Form 2054 Service Authorization before the form is sent to the local child care management services (CCMS) system.

See 8235.6 Former CPS Child Day Care — Provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Day Care

40R

Day Care-Reltv/Othr Caregvr (BAPA N3)

A caseworker may authorize this type of care when a child is placed with a kinship caregiver.

This type of care:

  •  provides daily supervision only;

  •  is available only for six months; and

  •  must not be extended or reauthorized.

The region’s day care liaison must approve Form 2054 Service Authorization before the form is sent to the local child care management services (CCMS) system.

See 8235.7 Regional Day Care Coordinator Responsibilities.

Day Care

40S

Day Care Relatives/Other Caregivers (Not CCDF Qualified) for undocumented children and non-qualified aliens.

A caseworker may authorize day care to relatives and other designated caregivers when a child is placed with a kinship caregiver.

This type of care:

  •  provides daily supervision only;

  •  is available for only six months; and

  •  must not be extended or reauthorized.

The region’s day care liaison must approve Form 2054 Service Authorization, before it is sent to the local child care management services (CCMS) system.

See 8235.7 Regional Day Care Coordinator Responsibilities.

Day Care

40W

Day Care-General Protective (BAPA 13) 

A caseworker may authorize general protective day care (BAPA 13) to:

  •  provide for a child with immediate or short-term safety from abuse and neglect;

  •  help prevent the child from being removed from the home;

  •  allow the child to be reunited with his or her family;

  •  maintain the child in a relative placement (placement with a relative who is not licensed as a foster parent);

  •  address the developmental needs of a child whose physical, social, emotional, cognitive, or language development delay is a significant factor in the risk of abuse, neglect, or both in the home; or

  •  assist with family stabilization.

To be eligible, a child must:

  •  be part of an open CPS case;

  •  be 13 years old  or younger; and

  •  live with his or her parents or relatives (who are not licensed as foster care providers) or with a mother who is herself a child in foster care.

General protective child day care is not available for children in paid foster care.

The region’s day care liaison must approve Form 2054 Service Authorization before the form is sent to the local child care management services (CCMS) system.

See 8235.2 General Protective Child Day Care.

Day Care

40Y

Day Care General Protective Child (Not CCDF Qualified) (BAPA N6) -- For undocumented children and non-qualified aliens.

A caseworker may authorize this protective day care to:

  •  provide a child with immediate or short-term safety from abuse and neglect;

  •  help prevent the child from being removed from the home;

  •  allow the child to be reunited with his or her family;

  •  maintain the child's placement with a relative who is not licensed as a foster parent); and

  •  address the developmental needs of a child whose physical, social, emotional, cognitive, or language development delay is a significant factor in the child's risk of abuse, neglect, or both in the home; or

  •  assist with family stabilization.

To be eligible, a child must:

  •  be part of an open CPS case;

  •  be 13 years old or younger; and

  •  live with his or her parents, or lives with relatives who are not licensed as foster care providers, or lives with his or her mother, who is herself a child in foster care.

General protective child day care is not available for children in paid foster care.

The region’s day care liaison must approve Form 2054 Service Authorization before the form is sent to the local child care management services (CCMS) system.

See 8235.2 General Protective Child Day Care.

Evaluation/Testing

86A

Psychological Testing

A caseworker may authorize psychological testing if:

  •  the caseworker suspects the presence of a mental, behavioral, or intellectual and developmental disability;

  •  a licensed clinician who has conducted a psychosocial assessment or a psychiatrist who has conducted a psychiatric evaluation and recommends psychological testing;

  •  a copy of a current psychosocial assessment, psychological testing, or psychiatric evaluation (conducted within the past 14 months) is not available;

  •  there is no other source of payment, such as Medicaid, private insurance, or a community resource; and

  •  a CPS program director has provided approval for the psychological testing; or

  •  the court orders psychological testing.

Eligible clients include:

  •  children and their parents or caregivers in open CPS cases

  •  foster, kinship, legal risk, and prospective adoptive parents (when this service helps to determine or maintain appropriate placement)

Evaluation/Testing

86B

Psychiatric Evaluation

A caseworker may authorize psychiatric evaluations if:

  •  the caseworker suspects the presence of a mental, behavioral, or intellectual and developmental disability;

  •  psychological test results or a licensed clinician who has conducted a psychosocial assessment recommends a psychiatric evaluation;

  •  a copy of a current psychosocial assessment, psychological testing, or psychiatric evaluation (conducted within the past 14 months) is not available;

  •  there is no other source of payment, such as Medicaid, private insurance, or a community resource; and

  •  a CPS program director has provided approval for the psychiatric evaluation; or

  •  the court orders a psychiatric evaluation.

Eligible clients include:

  •  children and their parents or caregivers in open CPS cases; or

  •  foster, kinship, legal-risk, and prospective adoptive parents (when the service helps to determine or maintain appropriate placement).

Evaluation/Testing

86S

Special Project: Broker Fee Eval/Treat Svc

Regional management can contract for this type of service to provide caseworkers with referrals to providers of evaluation services, treatment services, or both.

The goal is to provide caseworkers with a wider array of service providers, while reducing the time the caseworker spends searching for a provider.

Evaluation/Testing

86T

Service: Psych Eval Pros Adop Par

A caseworker may authorize psychological and developmental testing to:

  •  assess a client’s current level of functioning;

  •  assess a family’s ability to provide a safe home for a child;

  •  develop a service plan that addresses the child’s needs; or determine an appropriate placement for a child in the managing conservatorship of DFPS, or both.

Eligible clients include prospective adoptive parents (when the service helps to determine or maintain appropriate placement).

Evaluation/Testing

86W

Assessment Services

CPS staff in the DFPS state office may contract with licensed emergency shelters for comprehensive assessments.

Comprehensive assessments are used to help CPS staff develop permanent placement plans that best meet the needs of each individual child. Assessment centers provide a full range of assessment services, crisis intervention, and case coordination for children in a short-term emergency care setting.

Regional staff may use this service code to purchase assessment reports administered to measure sexual interests or sexual deviancy.

See:

6430 Initial Assessment and Plan

6241 The Child’s Plan of Service (CPOS)

6241.22 Child Plan Review

Family Group Decision Making

81M

Family Group Conference (FGC)

In regions with active contracts for Family Group Decision Making (FGDM), a caseworker may authorize a family group conference for any family or youth with one of the following open stages of service:

  •  Family Preservation (FPR)

  •  Family Reunification (FRE)

  •  Family Substitute Care (FSU)

  •  Substitute Care (SUB)

See 6251 Overview of Permanency Planning Meetings.

Family Group Decision Making

81N

Circle of Support (COS)

In regions where active FGDM contracts exist, a caseworker may authorize a circle of support for any youth with an open SUB stage of service.

See 6251 Overview of Permanency Planning Meetings.

Family Group Decision Making

81P

Permanency Conference

In regions where active FGDM contracts exist, a caseworker may authorize a permanency conference for any family or youth with an open FSU, FRE, or SUB stage of service.

See 6251 Overview of Permanency Planning Meetings.

Family Group Decision Making

81Q

Transition Plan Meeting

In regions where active FGDM contracts exist, a caseworker may authorize a transition plan meeting for any youth with an open SUB stage of service.

See 6251 Overview of Permanency Planning Meetings.

Foster Care

88B

Fos/Adopt HS-Client Specific

A caseworker may authorize a home study for a prospective foster or adoptive family

The study is used to assess a potential caregiver’s past and present levels of functioning to determine his or her ability to become a foster parent, an adoptive parent, or both.

Eligible clients are prospective foster parents, prospective adoptive parents, or both, who are:

  •  enrolled in Parent Resource for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE), a pre-service training; or

  •  have recently completed PRIDE training; and are referred by a PRIDE trainer (either a CPS staff person or a contractor).

See 8521 Home Study Services.

Foster Care

88Y

Foster HS-Client Specific

A caseworker may authorize a home study to assess a potential caregiver’s past and present levels of functioning to determine his or her ability to become a foster parent, an adoptive parent, or both.

Eligible clients are prospective foster parents, prospective, adoptive parents, or both, who are:

  •  enrolled in Parent Resource for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE), a pre-service training; or

  •  have recently completed PRIDE training and are referred by a PRIDE trainer (either a CPS staff person or a contractor).

See 8521 Home Study Services.

Homemaker

87A

Homemaker/Parent Svc

A caseworker may authorize services for a protective homemaker.

The services are used when a trained and supervised homemaker is needed to improve a family's functioning by modeling and teaching home management and child-care skills. Such services reduce the risk of abuse and neglect and promote family reunification.

Clients are eligible when the children:

  •  live in the home, in a relative placement, or in substitute care; and

  •  the permanency plan is to return home.

See 8231.1 Protective Homemaker Services.

Homemaker

87B

Emergency Homemaker Svc & Hospital Sitting Svc

A caseworker may authorize emergency homemaker services to provide a family with a substitute homemaker during an emergency that would otherwise require removal of a child from his or her own home, a relative's home, a foster home, or an adoptive placement.

Clients are eligible for this service when services will preserve a child's placement;

  •  the child's parent or relative caregivers consent; or

  •  a court order is obtained before the service is authorized and the parents or relative caregivers are absent or incapacitated; or

  •  the child lives in a foster or pre-consummation adoptive home.

The hospital sitting services available through the contract provide:

  •  24-hour care by trained and supervised hospital sitters who stay with a child during the child’s hospital stay; and

  •  an on-call service, offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A child is eligible, if he or she is:

  •  in the managing conservatorship of DFPS; and

  •  in a hospital.

Limitation

Hospital sitting services do not include medical or nursing care. Other situations that require a sitter need a program waiver.

See:

8231.2 Emergency Homemaker Services

8234 Hospital Sitting Services

ICPC

81C

ICPC Foster and Adopt Home Studies

An ICPC liaison may authorize an ICPC home study for clients who include:

  •  foster families who have moved to Texas; and

  •  pre-consummated adoptive families.

Approval for private placements, adoptions, and placements in licensed residential care facilities are handled by the ICPC state office.

See 8300 Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC).

See:

8310 ICPC Home Study Services

8521.2 Foster and Adoptive Home Study Services

ICPC

81D

ICPC Relative/Caregiver/Parent Home Assessments

An ICPC liaison may authorize ICPC home assessments for clients who include parents, relatives, and kinship caregivers who have moved to Texas. 

Approval for private placements, adoptions, and placements in licensed residential care facilities are handled by the ICPC state office.

See:

8310 ICPC Home Study Services

8521.2 Foster and Adoptive Home Study Services

ICPC

81E

ICPC Adopt Only Home Studies

An ICPC liaison may authorize an ICPC home study for clients who include

Pre-consummated adoptive families.

Approval for private placements, adoptions, and placements in licensed residential care facilities are handled by the ICPC specialist in the DFPS state office.

See:

8300 Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC).

8310 ICPC Home Study Services

8521.2 Foster and Adoptive Home Study Services

Kinship

68A

Relative/Other Designated Caregiver Home Assessment

A caseworker may authorize a home assessment for any kinship caregiver who is interested in becoming a placement option for a child in the conservatorship of DFPS, once CPS and criminal background checks are completed.

See the Child Protective Services Handbook for specific requirements and procedures on completing the home assessment process.

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers.

Kinship

68B

Relative Caregiver-Integration Payment

A caseworker may authorize an integration payment of up to $1,000 for a child's relatives, if the relatives meet the eligibility criteria.

The purpose of the integration benefit is to provide continuity and stability for children who are in the conservatorship of DFPS, by helping eligible relatives afford the costs associated with integrating the child into the home.

See the Child Protective Services Handbook for specific eligibility requirements and exceptions for the integration payment.

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers.

Kinship

68C

Relative Caregiver-Flexible Support

A caseworker may authorize an annual reimbursement of up to $500 for a child's relatives, if the relatives meet the eligibility criteria.

A relative may qualify for an annual reimbursement of up to $500 per child for child-related expenses, if the expenses meet the eligibility requirements and the relative is eligible.

See the Child Protective Services Handbook for specific eligibility requirements and exceptions for the annual reimbursement.

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers.

Kinship

68D

Other Designated Caregiver-Integration Payment

A caseworker may authorize an integration payment of up to $1,000 for other designated caregivers, if the caregivers meet the eligibility criteria.

The purpose of the integration benefit is to provide continuity and stability for children who are in the conservatorship of DFPS, by helping eligible designated caregivers afford the costs associated with integrating a child into the home.

See the Child Protective Services Handbook for specific eligibility requirements and exceptions for the integration payment.

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers.

Kinship

68E

Other Designated Caregiver-Flexible Support

A caseworker may authorize an annual reimbursement of up to $500 for other designated caregivers, if the caregivers meet the eligibility criteria.

A designated caregiver may qualify for an annual reimbursement of up to $500 per child for child-related expenses, if the expenses meet eligibility requirements and the designated caregiver is eligible.

See the Child Protective Services Handbook for specific eligibility requirements and exceptions for the annual reimbursement.

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers.

Kinship

68F

Relative Caregiver-Integ Pmt-Not TANF Qual.

See Services: Relative Caregiver-Integration Payment – service code 68B

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers

.

Kinship

68G

Relatives Caregiver-Flex Supp-Not TANF Qual.

See:

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers

Services: Relative Caregiver-Flexible Support – service code 68C

Kinship

68H

Other Desig Caregiver-Integ Pmt-Not TANF Qual.

See:

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers

Service Code 68D, Services: Other Designated Caregiver-Integration Payment

Kinship

68I

Other Desig Caregiver-Flex Supp-Not TANF Qual.

See:

See 6600 Case Planning with Relatives and Other Kinship Caregivers

Service Code 68E, Services: Other Designated Caregiver – Flexible Support

Legal

81A

Social Studies (Relative, OTI or Court-Ordered Home Study)

A caseworker may authorize these studies on any individual or family, if CPS staff person in the client's region, CPS staff person in another region, or a Texas court that is seeking information on an open CPS case refers the client for the study.

An ICPC liaison may authorize an ICPC home study for clients that include:

  •  parents;

  •  relatives;

  •  foster families who have moved to Texas; and

  •  preconsummated adoptive families.

Approval for private placements, adoptions, and placements in licensed residential care facilities are handled by the ICPC state office.

See:

8310 ICPC Home Study Services

8521.2 Foster and Adoptive Home Study Services

Legal

86H

Court-Related Services

A caseworker may request one or more of these court-related services listed below, when it is legally necessary and appropriate for the well-being, safety, or permanency of the child.

Available court-related services include, but are not limited to:

  •  the serving of subpoenas and paying related witness fees;

  •  the serving of citations (local or out-of-state; by publication or other means);

  •  the reproduction of records (such as, birth certificates and medical);

  •  the costs of a court reporter for depositions;

  •  the costs of a court reporter for transcripts;

  •  fees for a provider witness testifying at a trial, deposition, or mediation. (For example, a therapist who provides therapy to a child or the child’s parents under a contract with DFPS);

  •  the costs of out-of-area travel for a provider witness;

  •  the cost of an expert witness testifying at a trial, deposition, or mediation; and

  •  the travel costs for an expert witness.

See:

8250 Court-Related Services — Preparing for Judicial Determination.

The Child Protective Services Handbook (for specific procedures to request services)

The Legal service codes 98U, 98Y, and 98Z

Legal

92L

Court Ordr Sup Visitation

A caseworker may authorize supervised visitation, if visits between a child in DFPS conservatorship and the child's parents or other caregivers require it.

Clients are eligible for this service:

  •  when CPS staff determine that the service is needed;

  •  when CPS desires the opinion and possible testimony of a trained third-party regarding the parent-child relationship; or

  •  when the supervised visitation is court-ordered.

Supervised visits must take place in a safe and appropriate setting.

See 8236 Supervised Visitation Services.

Legal

98U

Court-Related Mediation

A caseworker may request court-related mediation, when it is legally necessary and appropriate for the well-being, safety, or permanency of the child.

See:

8250 Court-Related Services — Preparing for Judicial Determination.

The Child Protective Services Handbook (for specific procedures to request services)

Legal

98Y

Paternity Testing

A caseworker may request paternity testing, when it is legally necessary and appropriate for the well-being, safety, or permanency of the child.

See:

8250 Court-Related Services — Preparing for Judicial Determination.

The Child Protective Services Handbook (for specific procedures to request services)

Legal

98Z

Spec Juv Immigrant - Fees

A caseworker may request funds to pay for a client's costs associated with immigration-related cases, when it is legally necessary and appropriate for the well-being, safety, or permanency of the child.

See:

8250 Court-Related Services — Preparing for Judicial Determination.

The Child Protective Services Handbook (for specific procedures to request services)

Non-Client Specific

56J

CPS Comm & Parent Gp

Regional management may contract with councils, associations, and organizations to develop and expand the activities that promote services to abused and neglected children or their caregivers.

To be eligible, contractors must be voluntary organizations whose purpose is:

  •  to promote, coordinate, and facilitate a community-based system for delivering services to abused and neglected children and their families;

  •  to provide education and information about abused and neglected children or

  •  to do both.

See:

8523.1 Contracting With Councils, Associations, and Organizations

8523.2 Contracting With Organizations That Sponsor Volunteer, Self-Help, and/or Primary Prevention Programs

Non-Client Specific

56L

CPS Forensic Medical Consultation

Non-Client Specific

56Q

CPS Program Consult

The DFPS state office in Austin may purchase programmatic consultation.

Programmatic consultation is used when staff or contractors need advice to improve the services that the authorizing division offers to protect families and children.

The services available through a contract to improve services may include:

  •  analyses;

  •  operational review;

  •  advice;

  •  recommendations;

  •  reports; and

  •  training.

See 8530 State Office Contracts With Program Consultants.

Non-Client Specific

56S

CPS Co Child Welfare Brd

Regional management may contract with child welfare boards to develop and expand activities that promote services to abused and neglected children or their caregivers.

See 8523.1 Contracting With Councils, Associations, and Organizations.

Non-Client Specific

56W

 

 

NO LONGER IN USE

Adoptive Home Study

NO LONGER IN USE

The following description is provided for information only.

Regional management may contract for Adoptive Home Study Services.

The home study is used to assess a potential caregiver’s past and present levels of functioning to determine his or her ability to become a foster parent, an adoptive parent, or both.

Eligible clients are prospective foster parents, prospective adoptive parents, or both; who:

  •  are enrolled in Parent Resource for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE), a pre-service training; or

  •  have recently completed PRIDE training and are referred by a PRIDE trainer (a CPS staff person or a contractor).

See 8521 Home Study Services.

Non-Client Specific

56Y

Youth for Tomorrow

Other

81B

ICPC Courtesy Supervision

An ICPC liaison may authorize this service to accomplish one or both of the following:

  •  Support the placement of a child placed by the sending state

  •  Ensure that risk factors for the child are controlled

ICPC courtesy supervision services are approved when:

  •  the services are formally requested by the sending state; and

  •  the child is placed and all eligibility criteria are met.

See 8320 ICPC Placement and Courtesy Supervision Services.

Other

90A

Contracted Fam Pres Svc

A caseworker may authorize contracted family-based safety services when the services would:

  •  help the family reduce the risk of abuse or neglect; and

  •  avert the removal of the child from his or her home, or make it possible for the child to return home after DFPS has placed the child in temporary substitute care.

Clients are eligible for family based safety services when:

  •  a child in the family is at risk of abuse or neglect;

  •  the family cannot reduce the risk of abuse or neglect without CPS assistance; and

  •  CPS can provide or arrange for services that will protect the child in the home or help return the child to the home.

Additional Requirements

  •  The family must be willing to accept services from a contractor.

  •  The CPS liaison must approve the referral for contracted services.

See 8220 Purchased Family-Based Safety Services (FBSS).

Other

14T

Texas PAL Teen Conference

PAL Training

18A

PAL Health and Safety Training IV-E

PAL staff may authorize life skills training through the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program. Life skills training, a core element of PAL Health and Safety training, prepares youth in substitute care to live independently when they become adult.

Youth may be eligible for this service if they:

  •  live in out-of-home care;

  •  are in the managing conservatorship of DFPS; and

  •  are between 14 and 20 years of age (the service targets youth age 16 and older).

Other youth may be eligible, if:

  •  they have been placed into foster care by a county's juvenile probation department;

  •  are eligible for Title IV-E services;

  •  are 16 years of age or older; and

  •  have a Child Service Plan, with the permanency goal of long-term foster care or emancipation. 

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Training

18B

PAL Housing/Transport Training IV-E

PAL staff may authorize life skills training through the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program. Life skills training, a core element of PAL Health and Safety training, prepares youth in substitute care to live independently when they become adult.

Youth may be eligible for this service if they:

  •  live in out-of-home care;

  •  are in the managing conservatorship of DFPS; and

  •  are between 14 and 20 years of age (the service targets youth age 16 and older).

Other youth may also be eligible, if:

  •  they have been placed into foster care by a county's juvenile probation department;

  •  are eligible for Title IV-E services;

  •  are 16 years of age or older; and

  •  have a Child Service Plan, with the permanency goal of long-term foster care or emancipation. 

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Training

18C

PAL Job Readiness Training IV-E

PAL staff may authorize life skills training through the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program. Life skills training, a core element of PAL Health and Safety training, prepares youth in substitute care to live independently when they become adult.

Youth may be eligible for this service if they:

  •  live in out-of-home care;

  •  are in the managing conservatorship of DFPS; and

  •  are between 14 and 20 years of age (the service targets youth age 16 and older).

Other youth may be eligible, if:

  •  they have been placed into foster care by a county's juvenile probation department;

  •  are eligible for Title IV-E services;

  •  are 16 years of age or older; and

  •  have a Child Service Plan, with the permanency goal of long-term foster care or emancipation. 

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Training

18D

PAL Financial Mngmnt Training IV-E

PAL staff may authorize life skills training through the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program. Life skills training, a core element of PAL Health and Safety training, prepares youth in substitute care to live independently when they become adult.

Youth may be eligible for this service if they:

  •  live in out-of-home care;

  •  are in the managing conservatorship of DFPS; and

  •  are between 14 and 20 years of age (the service targets youth age 16 and older).

Other youth may also be eligible, if:

  •  they have been placed into foster care by a county's juvenile probation department;

  •  are eligible for Title IV-E services;

  •  are 16 years of age or older; and

  •  have a Child Service Plan, with the permanency goal of long-term foster care or emancipation. 

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Training

18E

PAL Life Decisions/Responsibilities Training IV-E

PAL staff may authorize life skills training through the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program. Life skills training, a core element of PAL Health and Safety training, prepares youth in substitute care to live independently when they become adult.

Youth may be eligible for this service if they:

  •  live in out-of-home care;

  •  are in the managing conservatorship of DFPS; and

  •  are between 14 and 20 years of age (the service targets youth age 16 and older).

Other youth may also be eligible, if:

  •  they have been placed into foster care by a county's juvenile probation department;

  •  are eligible for Title IV-E services;

  •  are 16 years of age or older; and

  •  have a Child Service Plan, with the permanency goal of long-term foster care or emancipation. 

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Training

18F

PAL Personal/Social Relationships Training IV-E

PAL staff may authorize life skills training through the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program. Life skills training, a core element of PAL Health and Safety training, prepares youth in substitute care to live independently when they become adult.

Youth may be eligible for this service if they:

  •  live in out-of-home care;

  •  are in the managing conservatorship of DFPS; and

  •  are between 14 and 20 years of age (the service targets youth age 16 and older).

Other youth may also be eligible, if:

  •  they have been placed into foster care by a county's juvenile probation department;

  •  are eligible for Title IV-E services;

  •  are 16 years of age or older; and

  •  have a Child Service Plan, with the permanency goal of long-term foster care or emancipation.

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Services

18G

PAL Trans Living/House SS IV-E

PAL staff may authorize transitional living payments to assist a PAL youth with the expenses of adult living, such as rent, food, utilities, and clothing as the youth moves from foster care to independent living.

The allowance is provided to youth who complete at least 5 hours of PAL life skills training in 5 of the 6 PAL life skills core elements. (Any substitution of training hours or variance must be approved by the regional PAL supervisor.)

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Services

18H

PAL Educ/Voc Services IV-E

PAL staff may authorize educational or vocational services to help PAL youth work toward or meet their educational and vocational goals.

Assistance offered may include:

  •  tutoring;

  •  vocational assessments;

  •  tuition (if not covered by another source);

  •  books; 

  •  fees for educational testing; or

  •  other education-related fees.

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Services

18I

PAL Auxiliary Services IV-E

Service: Auxiliary PAL Servs

PAL staff may authorize PAL auxiliary services to help PAL youth live independently as adults.

Assistance offered may include:

  •  driver’s education;

  •  specialized forums or camps to promote problem-solving and skills for adult living;

  •  mentoring; or

  •  independent living supplies.

Eligible clients are youth:

  •  age 14 to 20 (up to the youth's 21st birthday); and

  •  living in out-of-home care.

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Services

18J

PAL Aftercare Room/Board IV-E

PAL staff may authorize this financial assistance to help youth pay for room and board after they have aged out of foster care.

This code (18J) is used only in emergencies, when PAC 204 funds are needed because funding is not available from PAC 206. Ordinarily, service code 20J is used for this expenditure, using PAC 206 certified funds.

The purpose of this emergency assistance is to prevent or alleviate homelessness and help youth achieve positive outcomes as adults.

Allowable expenditures include:

  •  rent deposits;

  •  rent payments;

  •  utility deposits;

  •  utility payments;

  •  residential housing deposits or payment, if not available from another source; and

  •  payments to host homes. 

Clients may be eligible for this benefit, if they:

  •  are age 18 to 20 (up to the youth's 21st birthday); and

  •  have financial need.

Priority is given to youth who do not receive adequate assistance from another source to meet minimal room and board needs.

See 10250 PAL Aftercare Room and Board.

PAL Services

20H

PAL Educ/Voc Services IV-E CF (Certified Funds)

PAL staff may authorize the use of certified funds in PAC 206 to provide educational or vocational services to help youth work toward or meet their educational and vocational goals.

Eligible youth 14 to 20 years old (up to the youth's 21st birthday).

Targeted youth:

  •  live in out-of-home care; and

  •  are age 16 to 20 (up to the youth's 21st birthday.

Educational and vocational services include:

  •  tutoring;

  •  vocational assessments;

  •  tuition (if not covered by another source);

  •  fees;

  •  books; or

  •  educational testing fees.

PAC 206 requires a certified match.

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Services

20I

PAL Auxiliary Services CF

PAL staff may authorize auxiliary services to help PAL youth prepare to live independently as adults.

The assistance offered may include:

  •  driver’s education;

  •  mentoring;

  •  specialized camps to promote self-esteem;

  •  problem-solving;

  •  skills for adult living; and

  •  independent living supplies.  

Eligible clients are youth who are:

  •  age 14 to 20 (up to the youth's 21st birthday); and

  •  living in out-of-home care.

Services are targeted to youth who are age 16 to 20 (through the youth's 21st birthday). A certified match is required; that is, the contractor must match the federal funds provided.

Staff may use the following codes, depending on regional PAL allocations and the availability of funds in each PAC:

  •  Auxiliary Services service code 20I (PAC 206)

  •  PAL Auxiliary Services service code 18I (PAC 204)

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Services

20J

PAL Aftercare Room/Board IV-E CF

PAL staff may authorize this financial assistance to help youth pay for room and board after they have aged out of foster care.

The purpose of the assistance is to prevent or alleviate homelessness and help youth achieve positive outcomes as adults.

Allowable expenditures include:

  •  rent deposits;

  •  rent payments;

  •  utility deposits;

  •  utility payments;

  •  residential housing deposits or payment, if not available from another source; and

  •  payments to host homes.

Clients may be eligible for this benefit, if they:

  •  are age 18 to 20 (up to the youth's 21st birthday); and

  •  have financial need.

Priority is given to youth who do not receive adequate assistance from another source to meet minimal room and board needs. A certified match is required; that is, the contractor must match the federal funds provided.

Also see service 18J, for emergencies when funding is not available from PAC 206.

See 8280 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services.

PAL Services

20K

PAL Case Management IV-E CF

PAL staff may authorize case management to assist youth in transitioning from out-of-home care to self-sufficiency.

Services are targeted to youth age 18 to 20 (up to the youth's 21st birthday), but may begin before age 18 to engage the youth in transition planning.

Allowable expenditures may include all allowable costs and services related to case management, including administrative costs.

Case management services may also be provided to youth who:

  •  live in out-of-home care;

  •  are age 16 or older; and

  •  participate in a PAL mentoring program. A certified match is required; that is, the contractor must match the federal funds provided.

Parent/Caregiver Training

87C

Parent/Caretaker Training & Sp. Needs Prt/Crtker Training

A caseworker may authorize homemaker or parent training for parents or other caregivers who need to improve their parenting skills.

The training may be provided individually or in groups and in any appropriate setting, including the home. Parents, relatives, and other significant caregivers, including foster parents, are eligible for this service.

Children may live in their own homes, with relatives, with other substitute caregivers, in preconsummated adoptive homes, or in foster care.

A worker may also authorize this service if the parents, other caregivers, or both need to improve the care they provide for children who have special medical or developmental needs. An appropriately qualified expert provides the training, either in groups or individually, in the client’s home.

See:

8232.1 Basic Training — Parents and Caregivers

8232.2 Special Needs Training for Parents and Caregivers

Respite Care

40C

Foster Parent Alt Care - Full Day 

A FAD worker (or designated staff) may authorize intermittent alternate care for a CPS-verified foster home that periodically needs planned child-care services on a short-term basis by an alternate caregiver.

CPS foster parents must use available community and state-funded respite programs before using the DFPS Intermittent Alternate Care (IAC) Program.

See 8511 Foster Parent Intermittent Alternate Care (IAC) Services.

Respite Care

40D

Foster Parent Alt Care Adm Cost

This code is used to pay for the administrative costs associated with service code 40C. The contract manager authorizes the administrative charge.

40E

Foster Parent Alt Care – Half Day

Special Needs

86G

Prog/Dev Delay Children

A caseworker may authorize services for developmental delays when a child identified with developmental delays, the child's parents or caregivers, or the child and the parents or caregivers need treatment services.

To be eligible, one or more of the children must be:

  •  over the age of three and developmentally delayed; and

  •  the family members or caregivers must have open CPS cases (foster, legal-risk, and prospective adoptive parents are eligible when the service helps to maintain appropriate placement).

Children under age three may receive the service, if there is no Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program in the child’s area.

See 8242.3 Psychiatric Evaluation.

Substance Abuse

79A

Drug Testing-Urine Analysis

A caseworker may authorize the screening of a client's urine specimen to test for the existence of a drug.

A drug screening confirms only the existence of the drug in a specimen; it does not confirm whether a client used the drug or whether a positive result is due to secondary exposure.

See 1923 Testing for Substance Abuse.

Substance Abuse

79B

Drug Testing-Oral Fluids

A caseworker may authorize an instant test; that is, an oral swab of a client’s oral fluids performed by a caseworker.  

The test results:

  •  are confirmed by a laboratory, when possible; and

  •  must be confirmed before being presented as evidence in a court hearing.

See 1923 Testing for Substance Abuse.

Substance Abuse

79C

Drug Testing-Hair Follicle Testing

A caseworker may authorize the testing of a client's hair sample to establish the client's use of a drug over a 90-day time span.

The test is effective for use over that time span, only if:

  •  the root of the hair is included; and

  •  the hair is examined in segments.

Hair testing does not detect the recent use of drugs; rather, it detects drug use that took place at least weeks or even months before the test.

See 1923 Testing for Substance Abuse.

Substance Abuse

79D

Drug Testing-Confirmation-All Types

A caseworker may authorize a test confirming the results of a drug test.

A specimen is collected from the client to measure whether the client's body has metabolized the drug. If the drug is present in the client's body at levels high enough to be metabolized, the possibility of accidental or second-hand exposure is ruled out. Confirmation tests are also used to rule out false-positive results.

See 1923 Testing for Substance Abuse.

Substance Abuse

83A

Sub Abuse Recovery Management

A caseworker may authorize recovery support services to support a client’s abstinence and facilitate the client’s participation in treatment.

The services can be provided by nonlicensed providers, lay persons, or peers.

Typical recovery support services include:

  •  individual recovery coaching;

  •  spiritual support groups; and

  •  core groups that offer support related to life skills, relapse prevention, or recovery support.

Other components of recovery support could include:

  •  drug-free transitional housing;

  •  education-related training (such as preparing to take a general equivalence diploma or G.E.D.);

  •  employment coaching; and

  •  family or marital counseling.

Substance Abuse

83D

Sub Abuse – Hm Based Thrpy

A caseworker may authorize substance abuse services in the home.

Services can include:

  •  screening;

  •  assessment;

  •  treatment; or

  •  referral.

If treatment is the modality chosen for in-home services, usually the counselor provides one or more of the following:

  •  Individual therapy

  •  Substance abuse education

  •  Family therapy

See 8243.1 Counseling — Individual, Family, and Group.

Substance Abuse

83E

Sub Abuse- Intervention 

A caseworker may authorize an intervention to help a drug- or alcohol-dependent client. An intervention is a therapeutic confrontation facilitated by a substance abuse counselor.

The purpose of the confrontation is to encourage the client to immediately seek detoxification and inpatient rehabilitative services or face negative consequences from CPS, the client's family, or other interested parties.

For clients who do not have an addiction, a reformulation of the intervention technique is known as SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment).

The purpose of the main components of SBIRT are as follows:

  •  Screening – To quickly assess the severity of substance use and identify the appropriate level of treatment.

  •  Brief intervention – To increase a client's insight and awareness of substance use and motivate the client to change his or her behavior.

  •  Referral to treatment – To provide those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.

See 8243.1 Counseling — Individual, Family, and Group.

Substance Abuse

83F

Sub Abuse – Assessment 

A caseworker may authorize the evaluation or appraisal of a client to determine the child's suitability for treatment and placement in a specific treatment modality.

See 8243.1 Counseling — Individual, Family, and Group.

Substance Abuse

83G

Sub Abuse – Individual Couns/Therapy

A caseworker may authorize individual counseling for a client who suffers from substance abuse.

The counselor and client discuss, one-on-one, the client's past and the circumstances that trigger the client's substance abuse. The counselor then develops a plan for the client to follow in case of a relapse.

See Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services, service code 83A.

See 8243.1 Counseling — Individual, Family, and Group.

Substance Abuse

83H

Sub Abuse – Group Couns/Therapy 

A caseworker may authorize group therapy for a client.

Group therapy provides a structure for the client to discuss:

  •  abstinence;

  •  relapse; and

  •  overcoming long-standing problems.

See 8243.1 Counseling — Individual, Family, and Group.

Substance Abuse

83J

Sub Abuse – Family Couns/Therapy

A caseworker may authorize family therapy for a client.

Family therapy seeks to uncover the multi-generational dynamics of addiction in a family.

See 8243.1 Counseling — Individual, Family, and Group.

Substance Abuse

83K

Sub Abuse-Diagnostic consult

A caseworker may authorize a diagnostic consultation with a licensed professional for the purpose of determining whether a client has a substance use disorder.

To arrive at a diagnosis, the licensed professional determines whether to rule out use, abuse, or dependency, usually by using the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) and standardized tests.

See 8243.1 Counseling — Individual, Family, and Group.

Training
(Non-IMPACT service)

XXX

Training for Foster/Adopt Parents

To authorize training for foster or adoptive parents the worker:

  •  provides a contractor with the names of the persons eligible for training, if appropriate; or

  •  follows regional procedures for initiating such training.

Eligible persons include foster parents, legal-risk caregivers, and prospective adoptive parents when the service helps to determine or maintain appropriate placement.

For prospective foster and adoptive parents, the prescribed training is Parent Resource for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE), which prepares participants to become foster or adoptive parents or adds to the skills they possess.

For current foster and adoptive parents, the training chosen must meet the developmental needs of the parents.

See 8243.1 Counseling — Individual, Family, and Group.

Training
(Non-IMPACT service)

XXX

Training for Clients, Foster, Adopt Parents and/or Contractors

Regional management may contract for training for clients, foster parents, adopt parents, or contractors when DFPS recognizes:

  •  a need for such training in the community; or

  •  a need to increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect and a need to increase public support for protective services for families and children.

The contracts are administrative. There is no referral process.

To inform potential participants about the availability of training, staff either:

  •  recommend the training to potential participants who have a need or an interest;

  •  notify local organizations and community groups about the training; or

  •  send public service announcements to the media.

Limitation

Training for DFPS staff may not be purchased through these training contracts.

See 8524.2 Topic-Specific Training for Clients, Parents, or Contractors.

 

21A

CPS Mentoring Pilot — Mentoring Matches

 

21B

CPS Mentoring Pilot — Ongoing Services

 

86J

Intake Case Mgmt Services

Evaluation/Testing

86U

Psychosocial Assessment

A caseworker may authorize a psychosocial assessment if:

  •  the caseworker suspects the presence of a mental, behavioral, or intellectual and developmental disability;

  •  a copy of a current psychosocial assessment, psychological testing; or psychiatric evaluation (conducted within the past 14 months) is not available;

  •  there is no other source of payment, such as Medicaid, private insurance, or a community resource; and

  •  a CPS program director has provided approval for the psychosocial assessment; or

  •  the court orders a psychosocial assessment.

Eligible clients include:

  •  children and their parents or caregivers in open CPS cases; or

  •  foster, kinship, legal-risk, and prospective adoptive parents (when this service helps to determine or maintain appropriate placement).

 

88M

Health Care Benefit  (Adoption)

 

96K

Prof Svc-Adoption Assistance

 

69A

SFI — All SFI codes are no longer in use.

SFI Stipend

 

69B

SFI Environmental Services

 

69C

SFI Personal Needs

 

69D

SFI Utilities

 

69E

SFI Family Enhancement Activities

 

69F

SFI Auxiliary Services

 

69G

SFI Transportation

 

69H

SFI Administrative Costs

 

98L

Translator Services

 

87F

Adoption — Disproportionality Placement Incentive

 

87G

Adoption — Disproportionality Post Consummation Support

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