Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Programs
Early Education and Post-Secondary Education
The caseworker must ensure that an eligible child in the care or custody of the Department has the same access to public preschool education and early intervention education programs as eligible children not in the care or custody of the Department. When a disposition is founded or substantiated for abuse, the CPS worker must refer all victims 3 years old and under to Early Intervention. When completing the referral, the CPS worker must use the “CPS to Early Intervention Referral” form (CE0323) if a release of information is not signed.
The caseworker must ensure that a child or young adult in the care or custody of the Department has access to the information and resources available to explore post-secondary education and training opportunities. In meeting this obligation, the caseworker must include education in any child’s or young adult’s plan for transition to independent living.