PA-KC 1 - Access to Services and Screening
The agency conducts outreach activities and screens applicants promptly and responsively to identify need efficiently and direct individuals to appropriate services.
Families are screened and informed about:
NA Another provider is responsible for screening.
Prompt, responsive screening practices:
Interpretation: Each child is screened to determine if he or she poses a risk to other children in the home or community. When risks are identified, the agency uses the information to inform screening decisions and to develop a safety plan with the kinship caregiver.
Families who cannot be served, or cannot be served promptly, are referred or connected to appropriate resources.
NA The agency: (1) accepts all clients, or (2) only receives clients by referral, and is required by contract to accept all referrals.
The agency identifies Indian children and collaborates with the tribe or Indian organization to:
Interpretation: If the tribe is unknown, the agency should document efforts to identify the tribe and notify the regional office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Interpretation: The agency should have established procedures for identifying Indian children that do not depend on the child’s physical appearance.
Note: Evidence of tribal participation should be documented in the case record.
NA The agency only provides informal kinship care services.
The agency provides outreach to families in the community to make them aware of the services provided by the agency.
Interpretation: Outreach can be provided through the agency's website, promotional materials, and events and through other methods.
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