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Family Services Division

Programs and Services
A.  Intake/Emergency
Receives initial child protection reports, provides information and referral services,
facilitates emergency out-of-home placement of children, and provides liaison
services with foster parents during first week of placement.
B.  Assessments Available
  • Child Abuse/Neglect Assessments - A program that provides an assessment
    of allegations of child abuse or neglect, and determines a finding and
    whether the a family needs services. Services may be recommended or
    required, depending on the family situation.
  • Emergency On-Call Services - A service that permits other agencies to
    contact a social worker to assist in child welfare matters after office hours
    and on holidays.
  • Safety Permanency Funds - A service that may provide financial assistance
    to a family to help prevent the placement of children in out-of-home care.
    Other payment options for services must not be available to this family.
  • Intensive In-home Services - Service of intensive intervention into families at
    the time of crisis. The purpose is to alleviate stress and maintain the family
    unit. These services are provided in the family home, for up to three months.
C.  Family Case Management Services
  • Therapeutic Intervention - Case management with families whose children
    are in out-of-home placement or at imminent risk of out-of-home placement.
    These families may receive these services involuntarily depending upon the
    nature of the problem. Responsibility includes case planning and
    coordination of service provisions.
  • Foster Care Case Management - A process of placing children, who are in
    the custody of the county, into a type of out of home placement, such as
    foster or residential care. Provides ongoing services to ensure safety,
    permanency and well being of these children.
D.  Program and Support Services
  • Child Care Licensing and Registration - A service that permits individuals
    and groups to provide licensed child care. Licensing requires minimal
    standards for care and the physical environment. All individuals who care for
    more than six unrelated individuals must be licensed or registered in North
    Dakota.
  • Family Foster Care Licensing - A service that recruits, trains and
    recommends licensing for the care of children in need of out-of-home
    placement. This includes a home study and assessing the abilities of a
    family to provide foster care.
  • Parent Aide Services - Parent education, home management, budgeting and
    supervised visitation services to families in order to prevent out-of-home
    placement or provide timely reunification of the family.
  • Prime Time Day Care Services - A project to provide financial payment to
    licensed day care providers for the care of children who are victims of
    neglect of abuse and/or are at risk out-of-home placement.