‘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 Child Welfare workers on all the islands alphabetically by last name and by unit. Gives phone number, e-mail addresses and unit name. Download: Current DHS Staff Listed in Alphabetical Order -11-29-13. Staff are listed by units, which are organized by geographic areas. Also listed is information about staff e-mail addresses. Download: DHS Staff Listed […]
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.
DHS states that it is essential that complete information be provided to foster parents, whether family or non-family, for each child placed in their home, to ensure that the optimal placement for each child is realized.
The overview, full plan and PowerPoint of outcomes, action steps and benchmarks to measure the progress towards improving the DHS Child Welfare Services system.