The Foster Home Investigation Process
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Each year many foster, adoptive, and kinship providers are investigated for violating state foster care regulations involving the health, safety, and supervision of foster children. Special foster care regulatory agencies, including Child Protective Services, have been mandated to investigate foster care regulation violations and complaints. While difficult for foster parents, these investigations are a necessary part of the safety net that protects children in care. This course will provide viewers a general overview of the investigation process. Also discussed are why foster home investigations are necessary, what happens during and after an investigation, and how providers can limit the impact of an investigation on their household.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • understand why foster home investigations are necessary
  • describe what happens during and after an investigation
  • describe how providers can limit the impact of an investigation on their household
  • know how to prepare for contacts with a foster care agency
  • describe a Plan of Corrective Action

This course examines the investigation process including:

  • common violation complaints

  • tips for surviving an investigation

  • methods for maintaining compliance

(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person)