Child protective services (CPS) interventions may provide case management services during or following investigations or initial assessments. Case management involves working with families to establish goals, creating plans to achieve the goals, providing services to meet needs identified in assessments, monitoring progress toward achievement of the goals, and closing cases when goals have been achieved. Resources include State and local examples.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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A Procedure for Assessing Parents' Capacity for Change in Child Protection Cases (PDF - 135 KB)
Children and Youth Services Review, 29(9), 2007
Determines whether a family has the potential to eventually achieve a minimal level of parenting through intervention.
Protective Capacity Progress Assessment: Philosophy…Purpose…Decisions (PDF - 191 KB)
ACTION for Child Protection (2010)
Provides the fifth assessment of a comprehensive assessment process and safety intervention system to help develop a caregiver's protective capacity throughout the life of the case.
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Consensus-Based Child Abuse Case Management
Goldbeck, Laib-Koehnemund, & Fegert
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 31(9), 2007
Evaluates the effects of child abuse and neglect case management in the German child welfare and health-care system as perceived by the caseworkers.
Using Child Safety as the Basis for Case Closing (PDF - 54 KB)
ACTION for Child Protection (2007)
Discusses using child safety as a measurement of CPS case closure and addresses issues such as the characteristics of a safe home and reasons for case closure.
Child Planning Conferences Best Practices and Procedures For Juvenile Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Cases in North Carolina (PDF - 398 KB)
North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (2009)
Defines practices and procedures needed for a child planning conference (CPC) in North Carolina and how to implement CPCs within a district court.
Child Welfare Ongoing Services Standards: Achieving Safety and Permanence (PDF - 1,382 KB)
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Division of Safety and Permanence (2011)
Explains child welfare safety and permanency standards for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. This resource includes a draft policy for assessing, evaluating, and confirming safety in unlicensed and licensed placement settings.
Possible Models for a Contracted Case Management Pilot Program (PDF - 186 KB)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (2008)
Explains the functions and goals of CPS and provides considerations to keep in mind while deciding which CPS services to contract with a private provider.