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CJP Training Series - Concurrent Planning and DFS Case Plans

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Concurrent Planning and Department of Family Services Case Plans

Stacey Dunlay, Social Services Analyst and Sara Serelson, Social Services Supervisor with the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) will provide information about DFS case plans and concurrent planning.  The presentation will provide an overview of DFS Policy, including the DFS Case Plan Policy 1.6, which covers the purpose of and procedure related to the development of case plans.  Case plans are required in all DFS cases, but are especially important for court involved cases under Title 14 of the Wyoming statutes. The presenters will discuss how and why it is important to conduct concurrent planning as part of general case planning. “Concurrent Planning provides for reunification services while simultaneously developing an alternative plan, in case it is needed. The approach follows logically from family-centered practice, as parents are involved in decision-making and are given candid feedback from their worker throughout the process. It depends on accurate assessment and culturally sensitive interviewing.” Concurrent Planning Handbook, Wyoming Department of Family Services, December 2004.  Please join us for this important episode.