§3 ch5: Working with Contracted Treatment Providers
5.1 Policy Requirements – Children’s Treatment Services (CTS)
Children’s Treatment Services (CTS) are intended to supplement, rather than supplant, the casework of the Children’s Service Worker (CSW). These services should be helpful in reducing risk and improving family functioning and are to be identified in the Written Service Agreement.
NOTE: When contracted services are used, the Children Service Worker will act as the treatment team leader. The worker is responsible for the direction of the case and outcome of services.
Using CTS services requires the Children’s Service Worker to:
- Conduct an Emergency Assistance Services (EAS) assessment when an emergency situation exists for the family. An emergency situation exists when it is determined that abuse or neglect has occurred, a preventive services case is opened, and, because of an emergency situation, a child is at risk of abuse or neglect, or a child is placed in out-of-home care because of abuse or neglect. Complete a Missouri Title IV-A Emergency Assessment Services Form (CS-EAS-1) with the family, or when the child is in out-of-home care, the worker will complete the form. This is required when the decision has been made that purchased services will be delivered to the client. (Services which may be provided under EAS include CTS and all other purchased services, such as child care, residential treatment, foster care, relative care, emergency shelter, intensive in-home services, etc.)
- Authorize these services by completing forms CS-67 and CS-67A and update these forms when changes are needed;
- Convey to each provider an understanding of the family situation, treatment issues to be addressed, and the specific services to be purchased.
This notification shall be given to the provider prior to the onset of the service delivery. It shall be presented through completion of form
- CS-13, Children’s Treatment Services Referral Summary. Additional information should be attached as necessary. Remain involved with the family. Ongoing communication with the family members and contracted provider(s) is required to ensure services are provided to the family in an effective manner.