Training: Jacob’s Law
February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Are you an Adoptive, Foster or Kinship caregiver? Whatever your role in caring for at-risk children – we’d like to invite you attend this FREE training.
Jacob’s Law provides required timelines to access behavioral and urgent health services, requires a placement packet, provides protections for caregivers, and provides Out-of-Home request timelines. Participants will also learn how to get involved to effectively advocate for vulnerable children and families, how to influence positive change and ensure their voice is heard.
The passage of Jacob’s Law has resulted in an increased awareness of family and member rights and has improved access to behavioral health services. Attending educational sessions on Jacob’s Law assists attendees in learning navigate the system, particularly for children/youth with high needs. Ongoing education about Jacob’s Law is critical for both families and any professionals who engage with children.
1. Placement Packet
2. Timelines: Required timelines for Behavioral Health: Rapid Response, Assessments, Service Appointments, Securing Out of County Services, Securing Services when service request timeline has expired.
3. Prevention, Out of Home Requests and Consent for services: Learn about the Dedicated Foster Care Hotline, when to call the crisis team, out of home requests and timelines, services foster/adoptive parents can consent to.
4. Child and Family Team Meeting: Service plan, request for services, Crisis Plan, Safety Plan
5. How to become legislatively involved
Anika Robinson has a B.A. in Education from Ottawa University. She is a foster and adoptive to eight children who as a private citizen authored and helped pass Jacob’s Law. Anika is the Foster Care Community Liaison at AHCCCS and is the President of ASA Now, a foster care charitable organization
***Three credit hours certificate will be given to participants at the ends of class.