Wyoming Department of Family Services

Social Services Division Policy


Glossary of Terms


Chapter 1 - Social Services

Child Protective Services

Probation Services


1.1   CPS Intake and Track Assignment

       1.1.1   Reports of Withholding Medically    

                   Indicated Treatment

       1.1.2  Safe Haven


1.2   CPS Assessments

       1.2.1   Safety Assessment & Planning

       1.2.2   Risk Assessment & Reassessment


1.3   CPS Tracks

       1.3.1   CPS Prevention Track

       1.3.2   Assessment Track

       1.3.3   Investigation Track

       1.3.4   Special Investigation Track

       1.3.5   Licensed Facility Special Investigations


1.4   Shelter Care/Initial/Detention Hearing Report


1.5   Predisposition Report


1.6   Case Plan

       1.6.1   Substance Abuse Testing

       1.6.2   Transportation


1.7   Community Child Protection Teams


1.1  Probation Intake





1.2  PACT Assessment          

      



1.3   Intensive Supervision Program (ISP)  








1.4   Shelter Care/Initial/Detention Hearing Report


1.5   Predisposition Report


1.6   Youth Empowered Success Case Plan

        1.6.1  Substance Abuse Testing

        1.6.2  Transportation


1.7   Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ)


Chapter 2 - Placement


2.1   Authority for Placement and Placement Process

        2.1.1     Placement in Non-Certified Home

        2.1.2     Placement with a Non-custodial Parent

       2.1.3     Relative/Kinship Placement

       2.1.4     Family Foster Care - Purpose

2.1.4.1  Family Foster Care - DFS Responsibilities to Foster Parents

2.1.4.2  Family Foster Care - Application and Initial Certification Process

2.1.4.3  Family Foster Care - On-going Certification Process and CQI Procedures

2.1.4.4  Family Foster Care - Foster Parent Responsibilities

2.1.4.5  Family Foster Care - Problem Solving

2.1.4.6  Family Foster Care - Background Checks

2.1.4.7  Family Foster Care - Foster Care Rates

2.1.4.8  Family Foster Care - Foster Home Records

2.1.4A   Family Foster Care - Core Competency Categories of Foster Parents

2.2 Diligent Search

2.3    Face-to-Face Contact

2.4    Preserving Connections

2.5    Financing Out-of-Home Care

         2.5.1   Child Support for Child in Out-of-Home Care  

2.6    Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

2.7    Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) & Interstate Compact on Adoption     and Medical Assistance (ICAMA)

2.8   Court Progress Reports and Timelines

2.9   Human and Sex Trafficking

2.10 Medical Care


Chapter 3 - Permanency


3.1   Termination of Parental Rights/Voluntary Relinquishment

3.2   Adoption Policy

        3.2.1  Adoption Assistance/Subsidy Agreements

        3.2.2  Adoption Archiving

3.3   Legal Guardianship

        3.3.1  Establishing a Legal Guardianship

        3.3.2  Legal Guardianship Assistance/Subsidy Agreements

3.4   APPLA

        3.4.1  Independent & Transitional Living                 

        3.4.2  NYTD – National Youth in Transition Database



Chapter 4 - Case Closure


4.1   Case Closure