‘DHS Policies, Procedures and Reports’ Articles
The guide is presented in a question/answer format, with topics such as “What is Child Welfare Services?; “Can I find out who made a report?; “What are my rights during an assessment?”; “Do I need a lawyer?” and many other issues. Download this 25-page guide for more information. Guide to Child Welfare Services–Oahu
Many children previously ineligible for adoption assistance now qualify due to a change in DHS procedures.
This audit assesses the progress made on the recommendations of the 1994 audit. The audit found areas of improvement as well as some continued areas in need of improvement. Download this document for the summary and the full report. Download: Audit of Foster Board Payment Program
Act 73, passed in 2001, gives the foster parent the authority to provide consents for a foster child’s educational and recreational needs.
This DHS document provides clarification by which CWSB workers may seek exception to any policy.
Lists workers on all the islands alphabetically by last name and by unit. Gives phone number, e-mail addresses and unit name. Download: DHS List by by Last Name Staff are listed by units, which are organized by geographic areas. Also listed is information about staff e-mail addresses. Download: DHS List by Unit – 9-16-10
The Department of Human Services recently implemented a new rule (Hawaii Administrative Rule 17-1601 to consolidate the mandated Federal and State confidentiality requirements.
The purpose of this booklet is to help you understand the responsibilities of a mandated reporter and to assist you in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse or neglect to Child Welfare Services.
Lists positions and personnel in DHS. Download: Know the Players-06-09
Policy announcements from the DHS website at http://www.hawaii.gov/dhs/