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CAPTA Provision on Referrals to IDEA Part C. National Early Childhood Conference December 12, 2005 Catherine M. Nolan. Children’s Bureau. History Oldest Federal agency with primary responsibility for children’s issues Established1913 Agency of the Dept of Labor Child labor issues.

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capta provision on referrals to idea part c

CAPTA Provision on Referrals to IDEA Part C

National Early Childhood Conference

December 12, 2005

Catherine M. Nolan

children s bureau
Children’s Bureau
  • History
    • Oldest Federal agency with primary responsibility for children’s issues
    • Established1913
    • Agency of the Dept of Labor
    • Child labor issues
children s bureau1
Children’s Bureau
  • Today:
  • An agency within the Dept of Health and Human Services/Administration on Children and Families/Administration on Children,Youth and Families
  • Sister bureau to Head Start, Child Care, Family and Youth Services bureaus
  • Budget approximately $7.2 billion
children s bureau2
Children’s Bureau
  • Federal focal point for spectrum of child welfare, from child abuse prevention, to CPS response, foster care, adoption and independent living.
  • Child and Family Service Reviews – current system to measure States’ conformity with national standards.
  • Outcomes upon which all programs based: Safety, Permanency and Well Being
children s bureau3
Children’s Bureau
  • Legislation
    • Title IV-B of the Social Security Act
    • Title IV-E of the Social Security Act
    • Chaffee Independent Living Act
    • CAPTA
      • Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003
      • Abandoned Infants
      • Adoption Opportunites
office on child abuse and neglect
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Division within the Children’s Bureau
  • Created under CAPTA 1996 language
  • Focal point for HHS on child abuse and neglect, interagency collaboration and coordination, special initiatives, CJA and prevention activities.
    • Federal Interagency Work Group
    • April Child Abuse Prevention Month
    • National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
    • User Manual Series - - Role of Educator
national center on substance abuse and child welfare
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • Jointly funded by SAMHSA and Children’s Bureau
  • Contract with Child and Family Futures, Inc. Irvine CA
  • Information, training, in-depth TA to selected States
  • SEN work
  • Meth Conference
discretionary grants
Discretionary Grants
  • September 30, 2005 CAPTA grant awards
  • 4 grants to develop model policies/procedures to implement the SEN provisions
  • 10 marriage education grants – underserved populations
  • Recompete Tribal/migrant prevention grants
capta reauthorization
CAPTA Reauthorization
  • In June 2003, Congress reauthorized CAPTA as the new Keeping Children and Families Safe Act 2003
  • Title I Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
    • Subtitle A: General Program
    • Subtitle B: Community Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Title II Adoption Opportunities
  • Title III Abandoned Infants Assistance
  • Title IV Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
examples of programs funded under title ii cbcap
Examples of programs funded under Title II - CBCAP
  • Voluntary home visiting
  • Parent education /skills
  • Parent mutual support/ self-help
  • Respite care/ crisis care
  • Community outreach and referral
  • Family resource centers/support services
  • Early childhood programs
title i general program basic state grant
Title I General ProgramBasic State Grant
  • Formula Grant to States
  • Purpose – to maintain/improve system of child protection
  • Must submit State plan every 5 years, must include description of activities State will carry out to meet purposes of Title I
  • Must include certification by governor that assures certain provisions are in place, by statute or policy.
basic state grant cont
Basic State Grant, cont
  • Reauthorization in June, 2003, included new assurances
    • Must have policies to address needs of drug exposed infants and requires that health care providers notify CPS about the infant. States must develop a plan of safe care for the infant
      • Notification does not mean automatic CPS report
      • Notification does not require prosecution for legal action
      • FAS and alcohol abuse are not included in the definition
title i general program basic state grant1
Title I General ProgramBasic State Grant
  • New State Assurances (contd.)
    • Must have provisions and procedures for referring children under the of 3 who are involved in a substantiated case of child abuse and neglect to early intervention services funded under IDEA Part C.
    • Sec. 106(b)(2)(A)(xxi) of CAPTA
issues
Issues
  • Confidentiality
    • What information can be disclosed by CW in the process or referring to Part C.
  • Working out mechanics of referral process
issues cont
Issues, cont
  • Who screens?
    • No prohibitions in law to either allow or prohibit CW from screening
  • Practice:
    • screening needs to be done by someone well trained
    • Burden on CW?
contact information
Contact information
  • Catherine Nolan, Director of OCAN

phone: 202-260-5140

email: cnolan@acf.hhs.gov