FY24 Comprehensive Assessment and Training Services - CATS IV-B - CL 2: Federal

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CATS IVB Scope of Work July 1, 2022 to June, 2023 Ginny Sprang, PI A. Perform Multidimensional Assessments – Adoption Promotion/Stability 1. Provide a multidisciplinary assessment of Title IV-B eligible children and their foster/adoptive parents who are identified and referred by DCBS, which contain, at least, the following: a. Current Legal Findings. b. Listing of Significant Person’s in Child’s Life. c. Family DCBS History/ Domestic Violence History. d. Child Developmental Screening and Psychometric Information. e. Review of Child Medical/Mental Health and Educational History. f. Caregiver Mental Health History and Psychometric Screening. g. Results of Parent Interview and Observation of Caregiver/Child Interactions. h. Conclusions/Recommendations. 2. Provide a written comprehensive, readily available, easily readable report of the assessment within ninety (90) days of the date of the accepted and completed referral. If this due date is not possible because of the lack of acquisition of all requested records from DCBS or service providers, poor client attendance and completion of all procedures or court action halts or impedes the completion of the assessment, CATS staff shall notify the DCBS local liaison in writing, within ten (10) working days of the original due date, which factor(s) delayed the report, and what date the report can be expected. The assessment shall be an accurate, useful “snapshot” of the child’s and family’s strengths and weaknesses within the following domains: a. Family/social. b. Emotional/behavioral. c. Attachment. d. Life history/traumatic events. e. Developmental/cognitive/academic. 4. Identify child and family strengths and weaknesses within each domain and provide initial recommendations to address problem areas. 5. Provide intensive, ten (10) week, in-home treatment programs that promote healthy attachments and stabilizes adoptive placements. 6. Perform assessment and treatment in direct collaboration with DCBS staff that have direct case responsibility. 7. Oversee the initial implementation of the recommendations and assist the Cabinet in the development of the case plan. 8. Assure that the total cost of providing Multidimensional Assessments for Adoption Promotion/Stability does not exceed the amount allocated in the Contract. 3. Gather quantitative data using developmentally appropriate measures and conduct analysis on treatment effectiveness. Specifically, a. Changes in Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) scores on children who were in enrolled in assessment and treatment services; b. Changes in scores on the Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAPI) for significant adult caregivers for cases where caretakers were enrolled in assessment and treatment services; c. Changes in scores on the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale (FACES) for adult caregivers for cases where caretakers were enrolled in assessment and treatment services; and d. Changes in scores on the Parent Stress Index (PSI) for adult care givers for cases where caretakers were enrolled in assessment and treatment services. B. Deliver a trauma-informed care training curriculum to interdisciplinary groups of professionals across Kentucky 1. Provide a one-day training that: a. Provides an overview of a trauma-informed approach. b. Includes but is not limited to the following topics: i. How violence impact brain development in young children. ii. Intercept points where children enter the system and opportunities for professional intervention in non-traumatizing ways. iii. How to integrate a trauma framework into judicial decision-making and the administrative handling of the case. iv. How to ask trauma informed questions. v. Making recommendations that consider the child’s trauma history and level of functioning. vi. Includes case analyses to facilitate learning.
Effective start/end date7/1/226/30/24


  • KY Department of Community Based Services: $858,000.00


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