Family Care for Children and Youth - Milton - Kinship Care Home Studies
Family Care for Children and Youth - Milton
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Union Snyder Community Action Agency
Description of Service
As a service to county agencies placing a child into a Kinship Care environment, Family Care for Children & Youth can help conduct a thorough Kinship Care Home Study to pre-qualify a Kinship Caregiver and help determine if a Kinship Caregiver is suitable for Kinship Care. This service not only helps assure the county agency that the Kinship Caregiver meets established Kinship Care qualifications but also assists in helping the Kinship Caregiver complete the referral process.
If a county agency is in need of a Kinship Care Home Study, FCCY may provide any number of the following services:
Upon receiving a county referral, FCCY will arrange for an initial Home Study meeting within five days of referral.
FCCY will complete a thorough Kinship Care Home Study with Kinship Caregiver. Home Study will contain a thorough assessment of the social and emotional qualities of the Kinship Caregiver as they relate to the caregiver’s ability to care for children.
FCCY will thoroughly review Department of Public Welfare foster care regulations with Kinship Caregiver. At this time FCCY may also review additional materials specific to Kinship Caregiver’s location.
FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain all necessary health statements prior to full Kinship Care approval.
FCCY will work with Kinship Caregiver to obtain a minimum of three references prior to Kinship Care approval.
FCCY will assist Kinship Caregiver in obtaining Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances as well as FBI clearances required for full Kinship Care approval.
FCCY will follow up with necessary mental health providers if there are any concerns regarding the emotional stability of the Kinship Caregiver.
FCCY will provide Kinship Caregiver with first-aid training (no first-aid certification).
When Kinship Care Home Study is finished, completed file will be turned over to county agency for final approval.
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