CPS Resource Guides

About the CPS Resource Guides

1000 Organization and Administration

Resource Guide

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Working with Persons with Disabilities Resource Guide

1251 Clients With Disabilities

Substance Use Resource Guide

1900 Substance Abuse Services

2000 Intake, Investigation, and Assessment

Resource Guide

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Structured Decision-Making (SDM) Family Strengths and Needs Assessment (FSNA) Resource Guide

2270 Assessing Safety and Risk

6241 The Child’s Plan of Service (CPOS)

6431.1 Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment and Family Strengths and Needs Assessment (FSNA)

SDM Safety and Risk Assessment Procedure and Reference Manual

2271.1 Completing an Initial Safety Assessment

2290 Submitting Investigations

Forensic Assessment Center Network (FACN) Resource Guide

2360 Medical Vulnerability

Disposition Guidelines for Domestic Violence Resource Guide

Forced or Coerced Marriage Resource Guide

2281 Reaching Dispositions for the Allegations

Child Fatality Protocol Handbook

2331 When a Child Dies

Investigation and Referral to DSHS Residential Treatment Center Bed Resource Guide

2392 Referring the Child for a Residential Treatment Center Bed Funded by DSHS

Alternative Response Resource Guide

2600 Alternative Response

Emergency Assistance Eligibility Resource Guide

2710 Determining Annual Family Income

3000 Ensuring Child Safety

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Finding Families Resource Guide

3100 When a Child Who is With His or Her Family Cannot be Located

Parental Child Safety Placement (PCSP) Resource Guide

PCSP Assessment and Agreement Tool

PCSP Assessment and Agreement Tool (Spanish)

3210 Parental Child Safety Placement (PCSP)

4000 Placing Children in DFPS Conservatorship

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Placement Process Resource Guide

4100 The Placement Process

Primary Medical Needs Resource Guide

4114.7 Specific Placement Considerations for Children Who Have Primary Medical Needs

HCS Resource Guide

4118.2 Home and Community-Based Services (HCS)

Foster and Licensed Facility Placements Resource Guide

4200 Foster and Licensed Facility Placements

Texas Service Levels Resource Guide

4400 Texas Service Levels System

ICPC Resource Guide

4500 Interstate Placements

5000 Legal Function

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Court Related Issues Resource Guide

5000 CPS Legal Functions

Child Support and Foster Care Eligibility Specialist Resource Guide

5341 Requesting Child Support From the Parents of Children in DFPS Conservatorship

Extended Court Jurisdiction When a Youth Turns 18 Resource Guide

5600 Extended Court Jurisdiction When a Youth Turns 18

Hearings and Legal Proceedings Resource Guide

 
6000 Substitute Care Services

Resource Guide

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Permanency Planning Resource Guide

6200 Case Planning for Positive Permanency

Child Sexual Aggression Resource Guide

6241.11 Working with Children Who Are Sexually Aggressive, Have Sexual Behavior Problems, or Are Victims of Sexual Aggression

Appendix 4623: Protocol for RCCI or CPI Investigations Involving Child-on-Child Victimization in Foster Care

Services to Kinship Caregivers Resource Guide

6300 Services to Families

Domestic Violence Resource Guide

6322 Conducting the Visit

Incarcerated Parents Resource Guide

6351 Incarcerated Parents

Services to Children in Substitute Care Resource Guide

6400 Services to Children in Substitute Care

Conservatorship (CVS) Safety Visit Resource Guide

6414.7 Conducting the Monthly Visit

Visitation Best Practice Guide

6416 Visitation between Families and Children in Substitute Care

3 in 30 Resource Guide

  •  CANS

  •  TX Health Steps

  •  3-Day Medical Exam

6431 Initial Assessment Services

Accessing Personal Documents for Youth Resource Guide

6452 Personal Documents Provided to Youth

Driver Licenses Resource Guide

6454 Driver Licenses

Locating Missing Children in CPS Conservatorship Resource Guide

6460 When a Child or Youth is Missing from CPS Conservatorship

When a Child or Youth in CPS Conservatorship Travels Resource Guide

6470 When a Child Travels

Structured Decision-Making (SDM) Reunification Assessment Procedure and Reference Manual

6510 Completing a Reunification Assessment Tool

International and Immigration Issues Resource Guide

6700 International and Immigration Issues

Juvenile Justice Resource Guide

6820 CPS Youth and Juvenile Justice

Adoption Resource Guide

6900 Adoption Preparation and Support Services

Texas Adoption Resource Exchange Guide

6980 Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE)

7000 Foster and Adoptive Home Development

Resource Guide

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FAD Resource Guide

7000 Foster and Adoptive Home Development

FAD Background Check Resource Guide

7440 Evaluating Background Check Results and Service Call Information

9000 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

Resource Guide

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Private Interstate Adoptions Resource Guide

9000 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

10000 Services to Older Youth in Care

Resource Guide

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Transitional Living Services Resource Guide

10100 Overview of Transitional Living Services

Preparation for Long Term Care and Support Resource Guide

10340 Preparation for Long-Term Care or Support in Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities

Extended Foster Care Resource Guide

10400 Extended Foster Care for Youth Who Are Age 18 or Older

Trial Independence and Return Resource Guide

10500 Trial Independence and Return for Extended Foster Care

11000 Health Care

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Medical Services Resource Guide

11000 Healthcare

Medical Consent Resource Guide

11100 Medical Consent

Mental Health Resource Guide

11600 Behavioral (Mental Health) Services

Primary Medical Needs Resource Guide

11400 Special Healthcare Needs

3 in 30 Resource Guide

  •  CANS

  •  TX Health Steps

  •  3-Day Medical Exam

 
12000 Family-Based Safety Services (FBSS)

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Structured Decision-Making (SDM) Risk Reassessment Procedure and Reference Manual

12450 Risk Reassessment

15000 Education for Children

Resource Guide

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Education for Children Resource Guide

15000 Education for Children

Human Trafficking Response Protocol (no related policy). Currently in use only in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant, and Travis Counties.