Child Protective Services Handbook Revision February 11, 2009

This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on February 11, 2009. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Family Team Meetings (PATS 2392)

The CPS handbook is being revised to address a recent court ruling and the emphasis on 4th Amendment rights and exigent circumstances. See:

2237.1 Family Team Meeting (FTM) Referral Criteria

2237.11 Circumstances Requiring a FTM Referral

2237.12 Circumstances Allowing a FTM Referral

2237.5 Documenting Family Team Meetings

2237.51 Investigation Caseworker

2237.52 Family Team Meeting Facilitator

Appendix 2237.5: Documentation Requirements for Models of Family Group Decision-Making (FGDM)