Revisions to the Assessment of Family Functioning and Case Plan for Family Services and Foster Care


DCFS CW Professional

Course length

25 minutes

About the course


Heidi Bourgeois & Shameka Rayford

In effort to align with the Department’s seamless model of assessing safety throughout the life of a case, on January 22, 2020, DCFS implemented the Child Welfare Assessment and Decision Making Model. This Model focuses on assessing Threats of Danger, Caretaker Protective Capacities and Child Vulnerability. During this training, case workers will be able to view changes to the Family Assessment Tracking System, known as FATS and how it aligns with the new model.

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1. To provide staff an overview of additions and revisions to the Assessment of Family Functioning and Case Plan.
2. Identify the 3 domains of the Assessment of Family Functioning and Case Plan.
3. Introduce Conditions for Return, Conditions for Closure and Closing Summary.

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