Child Welfare Services. Family centered services to achieve well-being through ensuring self-sufficiency, support, safety, and permanence. Dual tracks- Family Assessment and Investigative Assessment Strength-based structured decision making tools from intake through adoption
The act of filing a petition requesting adjudication of abuse, neglect, or dependency is a serious decision and is done:
A N.C. Department of Health and Human Services licensed:
A foster care facility located in another state that is licensed and approved by that state
An unlicensed home, including the home of a relative, that is approved by the court and designated in the court order.
Reunification means that the biological/adoptive parent(s) or caretaker from whom the child was taken regains custody of the child.
The legal authority of the guardian includes:
Adoption is the permanent plan offering the most stability to the child who cannot return to his/her parents.