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Message ID: 10219
Date: 2017-08-24

Author:Ronda Swenson

Subject:Re: Are foster children's evaluations of placements collected? Used?

Hello, Hope you are doing well. They should be in in everyone's file: CPS file, court file, Dependency attorney file, foster care/Gh agency file if applicable, state licensing file. It would not be an "evaluation" per se as to the overall placement but rather how one did in the placement, why they left etc. the state file if there was an issue would have more so an evaluation . I mean honestly homes are not really evaluated too much unless an issue arises and then there might be more documentation . Otherwise it's a once a year walk through of the home to make sure meds are locked up, fire extinguishers are current etc to renew license.. Most social workers become familiar with certain placements and agencies they use and request those places first for homes.. Ronda Ronda Swenson M.A. Criminal Defense Mitigation Specialist Forensic Social Work Certification -NOFSW Juvenile Dependency Social Worker/Investigator Criminal Defense Paralegal 209-556-2054 -Rondaswenson.com > On Aug 23, 2017, at 11:01 AM, Edward Opton wrote: > > Foster children's evaluations of foster placements could be obtained, > recorded in the files of the foster parent(s) or institutions (not > just in the files of the foster children), and used in decisions > concerning future placements in that home or institution. > > Has that been done? Frequently? Rarely? Never? > > > Edward Opton, Ph.D. > PsychDrugs Action Campaign > National Center for Youth Law > > 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 > Phone: (510) 899-6583 > Fax: (510) 835-8099 >

Hello, Hope you are doing well. They should be in in everyone's file: CPS file, court file, Dependency attorney file, foster care/Gh agency file if applicable, state licensing file. It would not be an "evaluation" per se as to the overall placement but rather how one did in the placement, why they left etc. the state file if there was an issue would have more so an evaluation . I mean honestly homes are not really evaluated too much unless an issue arises and then there might be more documentation . Otherwise it's a once a year walk through of the home to make sure meds are locked up, fire extinguishers are current etc to renew license.. Most social workers become familiar with certain placements and agencies they use and request those places first for homes.. Ronda Ronda Swenson M.A. Criminal Defense Mitigation Specialist Forensic Social Work Certification -NOFSW Juvenile Dependency Social Worker/Investigator Criminal Defense Paralegal 209-556-2054 -Rondaswenson.com > On Aug 23, 2017, at 11:01 AM, Edward Opton wrote: > > Foster children's evaluations of foster placements could be obtained, > recorded in the files of the foster parent(s) or institutions (not > just in the files of the foster children), and used in decisions > concerning future placements in that home or institution. > > Has that been done? Frequently? Rarely? Never? > > > Edward Opton, Ph.D. > PsychDrugs Action Campaign > National Center for Youth Law > > 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 > Phone: (510) 899-6583 > Fax: (510) 835-8099 >