922 KAR 1:410. Family Preservation
RELATES TO: KRS 200.509(3),
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 194A.050(1)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 194A.050(1) requires the Secretary of the
Cabinet for Families and Children to promulgate administrative regulations
necessary to operate programs and fulfill responsibilities vested in the
Cabinet for Health and Family Services. This administrative regulation establishes
standards for the Family Preservation Program. It places in topical form the
intensive home-based services, to the extent funds are available, designed to
prevent the imminent removal of a child from his home or to promote the return
of a child to his home.
Section 1. Definitions. (1)
"Cabinet" is defined at KRS 200.010.
(2) "Family Preservation
Program" or "FPP" means a family preservation services program
as described at KRS 200.575 and 200.585.
Section 2. Eligibility and Referral. (1)
A child referred to the FPP shall meet criteria pursuant to KRS 200.590(1).
(2) A child shall be referred to the FPP
(a) Cabinet staff; or
(b) A regional interagency council pursuant
to KRS 200.509(3).
(3) The child referred to FPP shall have
at least one (1) parent willing to work with the FPP.
(4) The family of the child referred to
FPP shall agree to referral to the FPP.
(5) The safety of the child shall be
maintained, in accordance with KRS 200.575(3) and 200.590(3).
(6) The FPP shall be offered to a family
only if the cabinet determines that it would be more effective than other
existing programs or resources.
(7) An emergency custody removal of a
child shall not prohibit a referral for FPP.
Section 3. Family Preservation Services.
The FPP shall:
(1) Initiate contact with the family
within twenty-four (24) hours of referral;
(2) If space is available in the FPP
within seventy-two (72) hours of referral:
(a) Complete an assessment of the family
situation and the program’s ability to maintain family safety and permanency;
(b) Confirm that the family is willing to
(3) If the FPP determines that the family
is eligible and out-of-home placement may be safely prevented, accept the
referral and initiate FPP service;
(4) Make every effort to stabilize the
(5) Develop goals with the family;
(6) Teach necessary skills to the family;
(7) Encourage necessary familial change
in order to alleviate the need for out-of-home placement during the crisis;
(8) Expend funds, to the extent
available, to enhance the success of the intervention;
(9) Link a family to other available
community resources as needed to assist that family to maintain the child
safely in the home;
(10) Provide intensive services, at least
weekly, to assist the family to maintain the child safely in the home; and
(11) Conduct follow-up contact with the
family at three (3), six (6), and twelve (12) month intervals after termination
of FPP service, in order to assess the safety of the child and the family. (27
Ky.R. 262; Am. 1023; eff. 10-16-2000.)