Development of the Comprehensive Transition Plan
(1)Development of the comprehensive transition plan. The Department must initiate the development of the comprehensive transition plan for a:
(a)Child 14 years of age or older and in substitute care or a young adult; or
(b)Former foster child who requests services as described in OAR 413-030-0003 (Purpose) to 413-030-0030 (Closing a Family Support Services Case Plan) and would benefit from a comprehensive transition plan.
(2)The Department must ensure the comprehensive transition plan includes:
(a)The completion of a life skills assessment, which includes:
(A)Assessment of the skills and readiness of the child or young adult through interviews with substitute caregiver, parent or guardian, and any other significant adult; and
(B)Completion of a written independent living assessment in the format required by the Department.
(b)The written life skills assessment must include a description of:
(A)The strengths of the child or young adult; and
(B)His or her need for ongoing skill development in the following ability areas:
(i)Interaction with and connection to adults who can assist in the transition to independent living;
(ii)Transition successfully to independent living;
(iii)Engagement in educational and vocational interests;
(iv)Management of his or her physical and mental health; and
(v)Achievement of residential stability.
(3)After completing the activities in section (2) of this rule, the Department must convene a planning meeting to develop the comprehensive transition plan. The Department must:
(a)Ensure the child or young adult plays a central role in planning for and participating in the meeting, when developmentally appropriate;
(b)Involve the child or young adult in determining who may participate in the planning meeting which may include a parent or guardian, substitute caregiver, service providers, a court appointed special advocate, authorized representative of the Indian child’s tribe, the attorney for the child or young adult or other adults important to the child or young adult;
(c)At the option of the child or young adult, involve the two additional members of the case planning team chosen by the child or young adult as described in OAR 413-040-0010 (Requirements for the Case Plan)(3)(c); and
(d)If the child or young adult makes the request, include any additional members the child or young adult would like to add to his or her comprehensive youth transition planning meeting when it is determined to be in the best interest of the child or young adult.
(4)The comprehensive transition plan must identify goals and services in each of the following domains:
(d)Housing. The child or young adult must have safe and stable housing and is not likely to become homeless due to dismissing the case;
(g)Cultural and community connections; and
(5)The child age 14 or older, young adult, or former foster child must agree to the comprehensive transition plan and the plan is signed by each person who participated in the planning meeting.
(6)A Department supervisor must review and acknowledge the completion of the comprehensive transition plan in the Department’s information system.
(7)When a child is placed in another state through the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), and the Department is unable to complete the comprehensive transition planning process as described in this rule, the Department remains responsible for working with the receiving state and with the child in developing a comprehensive transition plan.
Rule 413-030-0445 — Development of the Comprehensive Transition Plan,