SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: This revision removes restrictions on the amount of time that contracted family crisis counselors may be engaged in service with families that has proven effective in strengthening families and preventing out-of-home placements. Additionally, the revision removes a maximum hourly service limit on counselors under the same circumstances.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-32-0030.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 13.32A.040, 74.13.031, and 74.08.090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-08-094 on April 4, 2006.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: May 12, 2003 .
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3645.2
The children's administration's (CA) central intake
provides intake services.)) Youth and/or their families who
call or self-present at children's administration central
intake or a local (( DCFS)) office requesting FRS services
(( shall)) must be provided assistance in contacting the
appropriate children's administration's intake services to
make a formal request for FRS services.
(2))) (a) The FRS social worker must contact the family
within twenty-four hours of their assignment to the case, to
schedule an appointment to begin the phase I family interview
process. These FRS phase I sessions are intended to defuse
the immediate potential for violence, assess problems, and
explore options leading to problem resolution.
(3))) (b) CA or its contractors may provide FRS phase
II crisis counseling services (( for up to forty-five days)).
(4))) (2) Families eligible for FRS phase II crisis
counseling are those who, in the opinion of the family and the
CA social worker, require more intensive services than those
provided through phase I services.
(5))) (a) Families must make a commitment to
participate in the FRS phase II crisis counseling service and
must not concurrently be receiving similar counseling services
through other agencies or practitioners. At a minimum, there
must be a parent and a child willing to participate. FRS phase
II Crisis Counseling assists the family to develop skills and
supports in order to resolve conflicts.
(6))) (b) FRS phase II crisis counseling services may
not exceed twelve hours within forty-five days unless it is
provided using a CA approved model that is based on research
(c) The assigned counselor helps the family develop skills and supports to resolve conflicts. The counselor may refer to resources including medical, legal, ongoing counseling and CPS for problem resolution.
(a) FRS phase II crisis counseling may not be extended
for either additional days or additional hours, except by an
exception-to-policy waiver signed by the area administrator.
(b))) (d) FRS phase II crisis counseling services are available a maximum of twice in a lifetime for any one family. The family must include a parent/guardian who has legal custody of the youth.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 13.32A RCW, RCW 74.08.090, 74.13.031, 2002 c 371. 03-19-051, § 388-32-0030, filed 9/11/03, effective 9/11/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. 01-08-047, § 388-32-0030, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]