By Monica E. Oss We recently covered the Joint Commission’s release of new and revised standards for child welfare provider organizations (see The Joint Commission Updates Child Welfare Standards To Promote Family Preservation & Reunification). The new standards focus largely on using evidence-based practices (EBPs) and providing trauma-informed care across the service system—intake, assessment, reunification, trauma-informed care, and case closing. The standards go into effect quickly, on September 13, for the 200 accredited organizations and include 74 new and 12 revised elements of performance. This is happening at time of great change in children’s services. Substance use by parents is leading to increased rates of…
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