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Message ID: 9029
Date: 2011-11-30

Author:Linda Nickerson

Subject:Re: relinquishment of custody

Missouri has created SB1003. http://www.senate.mo.gov/04info/billtext/tat/sb1003.htm In a nutshell, parents retain custody and the Dept of Mental Health funds the treatment. If child was previously receiving services from the Children's Division, they will continue to fund those services. http://dss.mo.gov/cd/info/cwmanual/section4/ch24/sec4ch24sub4.htm http://dss.mo.gov/cd/info/cwmanual/section4/ch24/sec4ch24.pdf HOWEVER...the Children's Division, at least in St Charles county, does not inform parents about SB1003 and does everything to disqualify parents from receiving services. A supervisor stated that the purpose of the bill was to help the Children's Division clear some old cases off their books!! Seems like they don't want to diminish the control they have over their budget for services. Oddly, our Senator Tom Dempsey's staff was even unfamiliar with the bill. It looks like the legislative branch did a reasonable job, but the executive branch could use a little motivation! Hope this helps! Best Wishes, Linda Leigh ________________________________ From: "katstar@fqstudio.net" To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:34 PM Subject: relinquishment of custody Does anyone have information on what state child welfare systems are doing to effecitvely address cases where parents have to relinquish custody, or what we refer to in Texas as "refusal to accept parentl responsibility," due to the inability to obtain appropriate mental health services for a child? I'm especially interested in innovative approaches that don't involve substantiating maltreatment in cases where parents have exhausted all efforts to obtain mental health services for their child. Thank You, Katherine Barillas, Ph.D. Policy Fellow One Voice Texas

Missouri has created SB1003. http://www.senate.mo.gov/04info/billtext/tat/sb1003.htm In a nutshell, parents retain custody and the Dept of Mental Health funds the treatment. If child was previously receiving services from the Children's Division, they will continue to fund those services. http://dss.mo.gov/cd/info/cwmanual/section4/ch24/sec4ch24sub4.htm http://dss.mo.gov/cd/info/cwmanual/section4/ch24/sec4ch24.pdf HOWEVER...the Children's Division, at least in St Charles county, does not inform parents about SB1003 and does everything to disqualify parents from receiving services. A supervisor stated that the purpose of the bill was to help the Children's Division clear some old cases off their books!! Seems like they don't want to diminish the control they have over their budget for services. Oddly, our Senator Tom Dempsey's staff was even unfamiliar with the bill. It looks like the legislative branch did a reasonable job, but the executive branch could use a little motivation! Hope this helps! Best Wishes, Linda Leigh ________________________________ From: "katstarfqstudio.net" To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:34 PM Subject: relinquishment of custody Does anyone have information on what state child welfare systems are doing to effecitvely address cases where parents have to relinquish custody, or what we refer to in Texas as "refusal to accept parentl responsibility," due to the inability to obtain appropriate mental health services for a child? I'm especially interested in innovative approaches that don't involve substantiating maltreatment in cases where parents have exhausted all efforts to obtain mental health services for their child. Thank You, Katherine Barillas, Ph.D. Policy Fellow One Voice Texas