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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective

Date:

Volume:

X

Forms

Chapter:

A

Forms

9-29-2006

Subchapter:

1

Forms

Issuance:

26.90

CP&P Form 26-90, Full Disclosure Checklist for Working with Birth Families

 

Click here to view CP&P Form 26-90.

 

PURPOSE AND USE

 

In coordination with the Concurrent Planning case practice model, use this checklist as a reference guide while talking with the adults from whom the child were removed (usually the parents). Address the following areas:

      Their rights and responsibilities

      Their child's urgent need for them to be involved in planning, visitation, and decision making about what will happen to them

      Your role as a CP&P representative

      The role of the resource parents

      Their understanding of the circumstances that caused placement as well as the "official" reasons for placement. Keep to the standard of sharing the "minimum necessary" amount of information, in compliance with the HIPAA law.* (See NOTE below.)

      Permanency planning time frames and the range of permanency options

      Strengths, opportunities and resources that may exist as potential options to resolve problems that brought the family to the agency's attention

      Child's developmental need for safety, connections to family and culture, and continuity of care

      The Division's desire to give first consideration to potential adult relative care providers and assess their capacity to serve as placement and possible permanency resource

      Relative placement funding/licensing options

      Past involvement or present barriers to permanency planning* (See NOTE below)

      An agreeable visitation plan and behavioral expectations of visitation

      Case planning and assessment process

      Consequences of following through/not following through with the plan

      Progress that is being made or not made

      Any ambivalent behaviors that may be present

      Other case specific issues

 

NOTE: Certain information is protected by state and federal laws and regulations, and sharing may be a breach of confidentiality. Laws and regulations require special releases to share certain information about health, substance use disorder and domestic violence. See CP&P-IX-G-1-100, Disclosure of Client Information, and CP&P-IX-G-1-200, Collection and Retention of Client Information. 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE FORM

 

The Worker uses the Full Disclosure Checklist For Working with Birth Families solely for a reference document, or completes the form by checking all appropriate boxes after talking with the family.

 

DISTRIBUTION

Original          -     

Case Record