COMMENT DUE DATE:
October 4, 2013
September 24, 2013
Shirley Russell, Child Welfare Services (405) 521-2881
Dena Thayer, OIRP Programs Administrator (405) 521-4326
Nancy kelly, OIRP Policy Specialist (405) 522-6703
Non-APA WF 13-L
The proposed policy is Non-APA . This proposal is not subject to the Administrative Procedures Act
The proposed effective date is October 8, 2013.
SUBJECT:WF F13-LITS only
Chapter 75. CHILD WELFARE
Subchapter 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS OF CHILD WELFARE SERVICES
Part 1. Scope and Applicability
OAC 340:75-1-233 Instructions to Staff (ITS) Only [AMENDED]
SUMMARY:OAC 340:75-1-233 Instructions to staff only are revised to reflect that case management group attendance for child welfare supervisors is mandatory.
SUBCHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS OF CHILD WELFARE SERVICES
PART 15. CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST TRAINING
340:75-1-233. Support services for the Child Welfare Services employee
(a) Critical incident debriefings.OKDHS provides critical incident debriefings when requested for the Child Welfare Services (CW) employee exposed to a critical incident such as a child death, serious injury of a child, or workplace violence.¢ 1
(b) Case management services.OKDHS provides clinical case management groups, conducted by master of social work or doctorate level clinicians, for the CW supervisor to enhance CW practice through consultation and training.¢ 2
INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF 340:75-1-233
1.Critical incident debriefing.Debriefing services are provided promptly when needed within Child Welfare Services (CWS) to assist employees deal with the stress associated with the occurrence of a critical incident.The
child welfare (CWS ) supervisor or district director contacts the CWS Training Section to arrange debriefing services.
2.(a) Clinical case management services.Each clinical case management session focuses on critical thinking and decision-making regarding issues, such as:
(1) why a child was removed from his or her home;
(2) whether a recommendation to terminate parental rights is appropriate;
(3) whether a recommendation to return a child to his or her home is appropriate; and
(4) barriers that have prevented the achievement of the child's case plan goal during the previous 12 months.
(b) Clinical case management group attendance.Participation in a clinical case management group is
optional mandatory for CWS supervisors.
(1) Enrollment in a case management group is completed through the CWS Training Section.
(2) CWS supervisors receive two hours of supervisory management training credit for each session attended.