Children in Family Foster Care and Kinship Care live in safe, stable, nurturing, and often temporary family settings that best provide the continuity of care to preserve relationships, promote well-being, and ensure permanency.
Examples: Child and family serving organizations interested in pursuing contracts with public entities may consider tracking outcomes that align with nationally recognized indicators of quality in the areas of prevention, safety, permanency, and well-being including, but not limited to:
percentage of cases in which placements remained permanent and stable;
percentage of cases in which family relationships and connections were preserved;
number of cases of recurring maltreatment;
number of cases of maltreatment-related fatalities;
number of families provided with prevention services; and
percentage of children whose parents lack secure employment.
ensures personnel are trained on therapeutic interventions prior to coming in contact with the service population;
monitors the use and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions;
identifies potential risks associated with therapeutic interventions and takes appropriate steps to minimize risk, when necessary; and
discontinues an intervention immediately if it produces adverse side effects or is deemed unacceptable according to prevailing professional standards.
NAThe organization does not use therapeutic interventions.
Organization policy prohibits:
the use of aversive stimuli;
interventions that involve withholding nutrition or hydration, or that inflict physical or psychological pain;
the use of demeaning, shaming, or degrading language or activities;
forced physical exercise to eliminate behaviours;
unwarranted use of invasive procedures or activities as a disciplinary action;
punitive work assignments;
punishment by peers; and
group punishment or discipline for individual behaviour.