AS 4 - Service Planning and Monitoring
Birth parents, youth, and prospective adoptive parents participate in the development and ongoing review of service plans that are the basis for delivery of services and support.
Interpretation: Service goals should be identified for birth parents, the child, and the prospective adoptive family. Generally, separate plans are developed for each involved party, but in some circumstances it may be appropriate to add the child’s goals to one of the other service plans.
Note: The contract signed by prospective adoptive families can be considered a service plan.
NA The organization only provides Foster Care to Adoption Services.
NA The organization provides homestudy services only.
NA The organization provides post placement services only.
The service plan is based on the assessment, and includes:
Interpretation: The organization should recognize the value of incorporating culturally-grounded interventions into the service plan, and include traditional practices or customs of the child's culture, tribe, or faith-based community to the greatest extent possible and appropriate.
The worker and a supervisor, or a service or peer team, regularly review each case to assess:
Interpretation: The review should occur:
Interpretation: Experienced workers may conduct reviews of their own cases. In such cases, the worker's supervisor reviews a sample of the worker's evaluations as per the requirements of the standard.
Interpretation: When the case involves an Indian child, a representative from the tribe or a local Indian organization should receive timely notification of case reviews, be given an opportunity to participate, and be informed of any changes made to the plan. The case review should include an assessment for compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The worker regularly reviews progress toward achievement of goals with birth parents, prospective adoptive families, and youth, and revisions to the goals and plans are signed.