Child Welfare

Child Welfare Visitation

DCYF staff are strongly encouraged to conduct a simple assessment prior to making home visits or having visits into the offices. In the assessment, ask:

  • If anyone in the household is currently sick;
  • Has anyone in the household been in contact with anyone known to have COVID-19;
  • Is anyone in the household have underlying health conditions?

Staff will then work with their supervisors to determine appropriateness of visits based on these responses, the current county health department recommendations, and case specific circumstances.

Resources

Family Time and Sibling and Relative Visits Interim Policy

Family Time FAQs

Foster Care Group Home Providers COVID-19 Guidance

Caregiver Tip Sheet

Visitation Providers Tip Sheet

Parents Tip Sheet

Foster Parents Tip Sheet

Behavior Rehabilitation Services (BRS) Tip Sheet

Guidance for Family Time Providers to Provide Video Conference Equipment for Families