Child Protective Services Handbook Revision April 2012
This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on April 1, 2012. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
The items below are revised to reflect the statutory legislative requirement that parents' attorneys must be invited to all DFPS-convened meetings and staffings to which parents are invited.
6437.3 Permanency Planning Meetings
6437.31 Family Group Conferences
6437.32 Permanency Conferences
6610 Services to the Child’s Family When the Child Is in Substitute Care
6610.1 The Participation of Parents’ Attorneys When a Child Is in Substitute Care
6611 Family Services When Family Reunification Is the Permanency Goal
The following items have been added to the Child Protective Services Handbook to provide survey information and documentation requirements for the NYTD survey, which is federally mandated and primarily the responsibility of PAL staff.
10264 National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)
10264.1 Key Terms
10265 National Youth in Transition (NYTD) Services
10266 National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Survey
10266.1 Baseline and Follow-Up Populations
10266.2 Outcome Reporting Status
10266.3 Designating a National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Primary Contact
10266.4 IMPACT Data and Information Alerts
10266.5 Use of Diligent Search to Locate Youth in the Survey Population
10267 Special Populations
10267.1 Reporting on Youth From a Different State (ICPC)
10267.2 Reporting on Youth in Placement With the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD)
Appendix 10266-A: Completing a NYTD Survey for a Youth - Instructions
Appendix 10266-B Overview of NYTD Timeline