Protective Services will open an ongoing case and you will work jointly with a caseworker from the agency to develop and implement a case plan for your family. The plan will describe goals, services and outcomes for your children’s safety with input from you based on your specific need.
Protective Services is concerned about your well-being and your child’s safety, therefore your Protective Services caseworker will visit you regularly. We need to work together to see how much progress you are making in following your plan. You will be asked to participate in reviews of your progress in meeting the goals of the case plan. We will stay involved with you until we determine you don’t need our help to keep your children safe. To reach that point, many parents agree to participate in services such as counseling, parenting classes, or drug treatment.
To reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to your child, Protective Services may provide or refer you to services such as:
- Mental health counseling and treatment
- Medical treatment
- Drug or alcohol screening and treatment
- Parenting classes
- Educational services
- Help with finding a place to live
- Intensive in-home help to solve family crises and other serious issues
- Development services for children.