Child Protective Services
Handbook Revision, January 4, 2016
This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on January 4, 2016.
CPS wants to ensure that the general public understands what critical actions caseworkers are required to perform and why. To further this understanding, CPS has set up a policy e-mail box for the general public: CPSPolicyQuestions@dfps.state.tx.us. Please feel free to contact us, via this email address, with any general questions related to policy.
For questions or concerns regarding specific cases, please contact the caseworker or supervisor, or the Office of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-720-7777.
The item below is revised to reflect changes to policy relating to IV-E foster care payments during absences from the foster care placements. See:
1537 Foster Care Payments During Absences From Foster Care Placements
the Foster Care Home or Facility
Changes to policy to reflect new rule. Changes affect the policy in CPS Handbook 11500. See:
11500 HIV Testing and Care for Children in DFPS Conservatorship
11510 Counseling, Treatment, and Medical Management for a Child With HIV Infection
11520 Maintaining Confidentiality of HIV Status
11521 Required Notification About a Child’s HIV Status
11522 Allowable Releases of HIV Status Information
11500 Communicable Diseases 11510 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 11511 Sex Education and AIDS Prevention 11512 Testing Children in DFPS’s Conservatorship for HIV Antibodies 11512.1 Children at Risk from Birth 11512.2 Other Children at Risk 11513 Testing Procedures and Counseling 11514 Treatment and Medical Management 11516 Caregiver Training 11520 Confidentiality When Working With Individuals With HIV 11521 Children With HIV Who Are in DFPS Conservatorship 11521.1 Confidentiality of a Child’s HIV Status 11521.2 Notification About a Child’s HIV Status 11522 Release of HIV Status 11523 The Court System