Appendix 3130: Types of Family Based Safety Services

CPS 1999-5 September 2007

The following Family Based Safety Services (FBSS) are explained in detail below:

Family Based Safety Services

Reunification Safety Services

 

 

Family-Based In-Home Safety Services

Regular

Moderate

Intensive

Definition

Reduces the risk when a child is not in immediate danger of removal.

Reduces the risk when the alternative may be removal.

Reduces the risk when the alternative is removal.

Caseload Size

Allows a worker time to address each family's needs.

  ·  Ten to 15 cases, with no more than 15 Moderate cases at a time.

  ·  Some Regular cases, but at least 50 percent of the caseload is Moderate cases.

Caseload between 8 to 12.

  ·  Eight to 10 cases, with no more than 10 Intensive cases at a time.

  ·  Some Regular and Moderate cases, but at least 50 percent of the caseload is Intensive cases.

Caseload between 4 to 6.

Frequency of Contact

  ·  Five to eight hours of contact a month. 

  ·  Face-to-face contact with See the family at least once a month, with the majority of these contacts occurring in the family home.

  ·  Six to nine hours of face-to-face contact each month, with at least two face-to-face contacts with the entire family each month.

  ·  At least three face-to-face contacts a month for each child at risk and each parent caregiver receiving services, with the majority of contacts occurring in the home.

Spends 8 to 12 hours a month in face-to-face contact. Initially, must see the family once a week.

  ·  Fifteen to 20 hours of face-to-face contact a month.

  ·  Initially, at least two face-to-face contacts a week for each child at risk and each parent caregiver receiving services, with the majority of contacts occurring in the home.  must see the family twice a week.

Length

180 to 270 days.

90 to 180 days.

60 to 120 days.

 

Reunification Safety Services

Regular

Intensive Early Reunification Safety Services

Intensive Reunification Safety Services

Definition

  ·  The transition home is in progress or will occur in 30 to 60 days.

  ·  The family has a reasonably stable living arrangement.

  ·  A child has been in substitute care fewer than 30 days.

  ·  The child usually returns home at the Full Adversary Hearing.

  ·  A child has been in substitute care 30 days or longer.

  ·  The risk of abuse or neglect is high, but the family has a reasonably stable living arrangement.

Caseload Size

Allows a worker time to address each family’s needs.

Eight to 10 cases, maximum.

Caseload between 4 to 6.

Eight to 10 cases, maximum.

Caseload between 6 to 8.

Frequency of Contact

  ·  Frequency of contact depends on the family's needs.

  ·  The majority of the contacts must occur in the home.

  ·  Fifteen to 20 hours of face-to-face contact with each assigned family each month, including the children.

  ·  Initially, contact with the family twice a week, and contact with each of the primary caretakers and all of the children at least once a week.

  ·  The majority of contacts must occur in the family home.

  ·  Ten to 12 hours a month in face-to-face contact with each assigned family, including the children.

  ·  Initially, contact with the family once a week, including each of the primary caretakers and all children.

  ·  The majority of contacts must occur in the family home.

Length

Until the family can ensure the safety of the child.

90 to 120 days.

90 to 120 days.