e Family Team Meeting (FTM) is an essential component of MiTEAM, Michigan’s Child Welfare Practice Model. FTMs serve as e pri y forum for safety planning, collaborative service planning, service identification, and assessing progress. e FTM represents a child-centered, family-driven, streng -based, team-File Size: 333KB. e family team meeting is a way for CPS to ide quickly if safety concerns can be addressed wi out having to remove your child. Family team meetings are voluntary – you can choose not to attend, but ese meetings are a good place for you to tell CPS early on about e kinds of help and support you need to keep your child safe. Child Protective Services What is a Multidisciplinary Team Meeting (MDT)? About ree mon s after e Protective Custody Hearing, a MDT is held between you, your social worker, a deputy district attorney, your attorney, your child (if age appropriate) and e foster family . Once transferred and assigned, e new caseworker should schedule an in-person meeting wi each person receiving services, each parent wi a known location, and any caregivers for e child wi in days. DFPS offer e family a Family Team Meeting or FTM where all parties and interested family come toge er to discuss e concerns and goals. 12, 2009 · What is a CPS Family Team Meeting? OK, so! i have had an open case because my boyfriend at e time bit my son. he was locked up from ober 2008 to 09. recieved 5 years probation, anyway, I have done every ing CPS wanted such as taking parenting classes, Counseling, clean drug screens ect, ect. A Child and Family Team (CFT) Meeting is designed to bring toge er family members and o ers to share information at relates to e protection and safety of your child. A trained, skilled facilitator leads e CFT meeting and maintains a safe environment by acting as a neutral team member. Child and Family Team Meetings are a part of e Clark County Department of Family Services’ Case Planning Policy and Case Management Model. e Case Management Model consists of Engaging, Teaming, Assessing, Planning, Intervening and Tracking/Adapting. CFT’s are ision-making bodies for you and eir families. is video describes e use of child family team meetings for public child welfare workers. INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF 340:75-6-31.1 Revised 9-15-20. (a) Family meeting (FM) purpose and requirements. e FM is designed to assist e child welfare (CW) specialist wi achieving timely permanency for e child in Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) custody or under DHS. (b) FM process. e FM process is initiated for each child in DHS custody or under DHS supervision . In California, e Child and Family Team (CFT) process is key to e success of e Continuum of Care Reform efforts and e well-being of children, you, and families served by . e Family Team Meeting is a planned event at brings toge er family, interested people (such as friends, neighbors, community members) and formal resources (such as child welfare, mental heal, medical, education and o er agencies) at e family has invited. Family Team Conferencing Family Team Conferencing strives to establish an agile support network to help sustain e family after agency involvement ends. Family Group ision Making Family Group ision Making is unique in at it incorporates private time for e family to develop a plan. Apr 04, · During is 72 hour period CPS contacts e parent and invites em to participate in a Team ision Making meeting (also known as a TDM) at e local CPS office. Often times e meeting consists of family members, friends, e case worker, service providers and . 13, · Al ough CPS and Shaun Hutchins in Isabella County Michigan are under court order to provide visitation and parenting time to Danielle Austin, is is being covertly ted by Shaun Hutchins. Child and family team meetings are events during which family members and eir community supports come toge er to create a plan for e child at builds on e family’s streng s, desires, and dreams and addresses e needs identified during e CPS assessment. Families often have more an one child and family team meeting. e purpose of Family Team Meetings is to keep children safe, promote children's well-being and support families. STEPS IN USING E FAMILY TEAM MEETING. Building Trust. e facilitator explains e family team meeting process and answers any questions e family has about e meeting. At all conferences, e facilitator says at ere will be no blaming or shaming. But it can feel embarrassing and depressing to talk about your family at a conference. Parents often feel even angrier when ey have a child welfare history. In ose situations, CPS is . T he CFT meetings are held in a location at is most convenient for e child, you, and family. Best practice indicates at family homes are e preferred location, but e team must also take into consideration e needs of o er team members. 12. FAMILY TEAM MEETING INFORMATIONAL SHEET Michigan Department of Heal and Human Services A Family Team Meeting is an opportunity for parents, extended family members, children (if age appropriate), caregivers and child welfare staff to meet and share ideas at will assist e family in creating and reviewing a plan related to e child(ren)’s safety, stability, well-being and permanence. Family Team Conferencing family at CPS intake and continued roughout e family’s involvement wi e system. Because e family meetings were routine and frequent, it was not possible to employ enough expert facilitators to facilitate all of e meetings, so as a part of a comprehensive. Purpose: is issuance establishes policies and procedures for conducting Family Team Meetings (FTM). In order to streng en families, e Division of Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) is committed to teaming wi families to support em in achieving eir goals. is broader constellation of family convenes wi information providers/community supports and DFPS caseworkers in a unique partnership at vests e family group wi a high degree of ision-making au ority and responsibility. Family Team Meetings (FTM) is designed as a rapid response. 04, · After e Iowa Department of Human Services becomes involved wi a family due to an abuse or neglect accusation, a Family Team Meeting is often scheduled ra er quickly. Handling at meeting properly can have lasting effects upon e situation, going so far as to influence e outcome of DHS reports, juvenile court isions, and criminal charges. Protocol for Non-Custodial Child and Family Team Meeting-Supplemental to DCS Policy: 14.29 Meeting Type Time Frame Purpose CPS Initial CFTM By day 30 from e date of referral if services are needed or required or upon e identification of services if after day 30. Family, CPS staff and service providers. Child. Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers. provides a comprehensive view of e child. welfare process. is manual examines e roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers, who are at e center of every community’s child protection efforts. It describes e laws and policies at govern. e goal of e Facilitated Family Team Meeting (FFTM) is to involve bir families, community members, along wi resource families, service providers and agency staff in all isions regarding e removal of a child, as well as any isions requesting a change in placement when it is against caregiver wishes. About Family Team Conferencing. ACS recognizes e importance of collaborating wi families and young people to identify and address eir needs, while building on eir streng s. Family Team Conferences (FTC) are important opportunities to bring toge er family members, young people, extended family, caseworkers, parent advocates Child and family team meetings bring family members toge er so at, wi e support of professionals and community resources, ey can create a plan at ensures child safety and meets e family's needs. e family has input about ose involved wi e process. Team members include parents, children, extended family members, and support persons as defined by e family. Some approaches explicitly include community members, foster parents, and service providers who are currently working wi e family as well as ose who could be helpful in meeting e family. e Family Team Meeting is a process for engaging families in child welfare cases. In a growing number of states, agencies are using is process under a variety of names, including family team conferencing, family team meetings, family group conferencing, family team ision making, family unity meetings, and team ision making. 1. & Family Team meeting. Explain e purpose of Child & Family Team meeting and who will be ere, and how e plan will be used. Complete CANS and Streng s Discovery, if determined appropriate. Complete Vision Statement. Case planning meeting building on streng s. Group agrees on goals, evaluations still needed services to reach goals, natural. 5.7 Child and Family Team Meetings Effective 1/1/20. 5.8 Developing e Case Plan Effective /1/20. 5.9 Informal Adjustment (IA) Effective 3/1/19. 5. Family Services Effective 7/1/19. 5.12 Closing a CHINS Case Effective 7/1/19. 5.13 Transferring a Case Between DCS Local Offices Effective 7/1/17. 5.14 End of Life Care Effective 9/1/18. 01, · Conduct a meeting when e family lines services and e safety assessment indicates: e child is unsafe. Complete a Family Team ision Making Meeting to determine if: An in-home safety plan can be implemented. A safety plan cannot be implemented and out-of-home placement is necessary to ensure e child’s safety. e child is safe. family to identify e most convenient meeting location and times. For example, meetings can be held at e family’s home, school, library, community center, or ano er location at is identified by e child and family. When meeting in public places, please ensure compliance wi requirements as outlined in confidential AMPM Policy 550. Apr 03, · e meeting is a collaboration between e Department, parents, guardians and/or custodians, child(ren), extended family and kin, family support persons, and service providers, All Team ision Making meetings will be facilitated by a trained TDM Facilitator. Family Team Meeting using streng s based, solution focused strategies. • Demonstrate how genograms, sculpting, and e streng s inventory tools be used when working wi families to identify and address family dynamics. Tips for Implementing Successful Child and Family Team Meetings. Editor’s Note: In is issue of Practice Notes we use child and family team meetings and family conferencing interchangeably as generic terms referring to family-centered meetings.When we use e generic term family conferencing we are NOT referring to e family group conferencing model. Child & Family Team Packet (PDF) Child & Family Team Packet - Appendices A-K (PDF) Family Team Meeting Ground Rules (PDF) Ten Principles of a Wraparound Poster (PDF) Norfolk. Family Team Meetings Brochure (PDF) Richmond. Family Contact Sheet (PDF) Team ision Making - FACE Sheet (PDF) Team ision Making - Meeting Brochure (PDF). An assessment of e child's safety. An assessment of e child's future risk of abuse and/or neglect. An assessment of e family's needs and streng s. Based on e review of e above factors, CPS must determine if ere is a preponderance of evidence of child abuse or neglect. Preponderance of. Facilitated family engagement meetings provide families at have an open child welfare case wi case planning meetings aimed at resolving identified safety concerns as effectively and efficiently as possible. Meetings are designed to value live ision making and e importance of e family’s voice as e best way to promote safety and permanency. DCS CW Manual/Chapter 5 Section 7: Child and Family Team Meetings 5 of 7 [NEW] CFT Meeting Process e CFT Meeting is a process and it should be based on e needs of e family/you. e CFT Meeting is a shared ision-making and a streng -based approach to assist wi e initial and ongoing assessments of children and eir families.