Child Protective Services
Handbook Revision, May 2013
This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on May 1, 2013. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
The items below are revised to update policy regarding the Health, Social, Educational, Genetic History.
CPS staff were informed of this policy with the issuance of PSA 12-004 on 9/6/2011.
2817.1 Documenting Health, Social, Educational, and Genetic History (HSEGH) Information About the Birth Family in a Subsequent Investigation
3650 HSEGH Information for Previously Adopted Children
6921 [previously 6282] Completing the Health, Social, Educational, and Genetic History (HSEGH) Report
6922 [new item] Completing the Adoption Readiness Summary (ARS)
6923 [previously 6921] renumbered only, not revised] Assessing the Child’s Readiness
6924 [previously 6922; renumbered only, not revised] Preparing the Child
6925 [previously 6923] Preparing the Child’s Records for Presentation to Prospective Adoptive Parents
6930 Selecting an Adoptive Family
6941 Presenting Information About the Child
6952.2 CPS Caseworker’s Tasks After the Adoption Petition Is Filed
6952.21 [previously 6283] Providing Additional Medical, Psychological, or Psychiatric Information to the Adoptive Family
6952.22 [previously 6281] Releasing the Health, Social, Educational, and Genetic History (HSEGH) Report and ARS to Other Parties on Request
Appendix 6921: [previously Appendix 6180] Requirements for Completing the Health, Social, Educational, and Genetic History Report
This is a clarification that caseworkers should address children's behavioral health needs and response to psychotropic medications in an objective manner in court testimony and court reports.
11141 Including Medical Information in Court Reports
The items below are either added or revised to meet a new federal requirement. Caseworkers must obtain annual credit reports for all youth in foster care age 16 and older and must review the reports with the youth annually until the youth leave foster care.
CPS staff were informed about this policy with the issuance of PSA 12-111 on August 13, 2012, PSI 11-026 on March 21, 2011, and PSA 11-007 on September 7, 2010.
10131 Personal Documents Provided to Youth at Age 16
10620 Consumer Credit Reports
10621 Overview of Consumer Credit Reports
10622 Requesting a Consumer Credit Report for Youth Ages 16 and 17
10623 Informing Young Adults Age 18 in Extended Foster Care About Obtaining a Consumer Credit Report
10624 Requesting Credit Restoration Services
Appendix 10620: Documents Required to Begin Credit Restoration Services