Appendix E: Initial Plan for Family Reunification

The CPS case worker will complete the following plan within 24 hours of removing a child from the home and will present the plan to the parents. The purpose is to identify those specific reasons why the child was removed and allow the parents to begin immediately to work toward their child’s return. This plan may be modified and expanded at the first official hearing. With this initial plan, however, parents have the immediate opportunity to demonstrate their good will.

1) HEALTH OF BIRTH PARENT Date to be completed: Medical evaluation and/or treatment Mental health evaluation and/or treatment Drug screening Attend AA or alcohol education classes Other 2) CHANGE OF RESIDENCE Date to be completed: Move to acceptable housing Separate from abusive person Other 3) EMPLOYMENT Date to be completed : Show number of jobs applied for each day Obtain a job by Hold a job for week Other 4) KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHILD Date to be completed: Complete developmental child history Other 5) PARENT TRAINING Date to be completed: Classes Attended Observation with foster parent Volunteer time: hours at daycare center Self-taught video or computer program Other 6) VISITATION To begin by date Time? Where? How Often? SIGNATURES: Birth parent Caseworker