This training will teach the participant the steps to initiate and monitor efforts completed by the Relative Search unit. When a child is in need of out of home care, the Department should be actively seeking placement of children with relatives. The centralized Relative Search unit assists staff to locate and identify relatives and this training will help staff learn about the process, required forms and how to gather detailed information from FamLink.
Social Workers, Supervisors
Social Service Specialists in CPS, FVS, and CFWS, Adoptions and their Supervisors need to be aware of the existence of the Relative Search unit and their role in fulfilling CA policy and practice.