Child Protective Services Handbook Revision September 13, 2010

This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on September 13, 2010. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Screeners Contacting Parents (PATS 3937)

The item below is revised to document the parameters under which a screener may contact the parent of an alleged victim during the Investigation (INT) stage of a case. See:

2144.35 Reports That Do Not Clearly Meet Investigation Guidelines

Update of Service Codes (PATS 3022)

The appendix referenced below is revised to reflect changes made to the CPS service codes and code descriptions that are used in the IMPACT case management system.

The affected codes relate to:

  •  kinship care;

  •  drug testing;

  •  preparation for adult Living (PAL) program; and

  •  family group decision making (FGDM) services.

CPS staff were advised of the changes with the issuance of the following PSAs:

05-035 (12/22/2004)

06-047 (1/31/2006)

09-029 (11/5/2008)

10-026 (11/2/2009)

10-040 (12/7/2009)


Appendix 8160: CPS Service Codes and Descriptions