FAMILY WORKER FUNCTIONS
department facilitates the licensing of homes that are interested in
foster parenting and/or adoption. This includes arranging for
training hours and assisting in the paperwork requirements to become
a foster or foster to adopt parent.
who are in the permanent custody of the agency also have a caseworker in
this department. The caseworker works with an adoption worker
to identify and plan placement. We search for adoptive families
through community resources and child specific recruitment activities. Adoption subsidies are available for
negotiation to assist families. This lengthy process requires life
changes for the child and the adoptive family, so there is much support
and assistance provided from placement to finalization.
Living services are provided to all youth in custody that are ages 16 and
older. These services are designed to teach youth about the
responsibilities of adulthood. Youth receive education about job
skills, money management, food safety, cooking skills, and tenant's rights
and responsibilities. Many other lie skills are incorporated into
the Independent Living services curriculum. Each young person is
assessed individually to determine their needs. We have a commitment
to helping each foster child emancipate from care with the skills needed
to have a successful adult life.