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NYS OCFS Child Welfare Manuals

2018 New York State Child Protective Services Manual

The New York State Child Protective Services Manual provides a comprehensive resource that incorporates current law, regulation, relevant guidelines, and procedures in the area of child protective services.

2018 Eligibility Manual for Child Welfare Programs

The Eligibility Manual for Child Welfare Programs provides social services districts with guidance and requirements for determining eligibility for federal funding of child welfare programs.

2010 Foster Parent Manual

The Foster Parent Manual provides practical information for foster parents on topics like medical care, payment, and the role of the court. It also provides guidance on areas such as welcoming a child, discipline, and parent visits.

2019 Foster Care Practice Guide

The Foster Care Practice Guide is designed to support foster care caseworkers and supervisors. It can be used by those who are new to foster care and those with years of experience. In the guide, you will find the relevant laws, regulations, and policy and practice guidance that govern foster care in New York State.

2015 Preventive Services Practice Guidance Manual

The Preventive Services Practice Guidance Manual details the required steps throughout a preventive services case. This includes eligibility, opening and closing the case, the FASP, roles of team members, and documentation needs.

2009 Working Together: Health Services for Children in Foster Care

Working Together: Health Services for Children in Foster Care, is a manual designed to support foster care and health services staff in focusing attention on the critical issue of adequate, timely health services for children in foster care.