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Supports for Children

Twenty Four (24) Hour Out-of-Home Services


Overview

The Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities offers 24-hour out of home services for children with developmental disabilities who can no longer continue to live in their family's home. These crisis services are accessed through your local Community Developmental Disabilities Programs (CDDP). The local CDDP determines an individuals eligibility. The various service sites are located in the communities through out the state and are operated under contracts with state or county government.


Foster Care

Foster care for children with developmental disabilities provides 24 hours of support and services in a family home, but not in the home of the parent or guardian. Foster homes are certified by the Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities using approved state standards (OAR 411-346-0100-0230 effective Jan 1, 2005).

Certified and trained foster families assist children with their activities of daily living, providing supervision and guidance in a nurturing setting to maintain the child's health and safety while working to increase levels of self confidence and independence. Foster providers support children in their school programs, in community activities, in adult transition planning and when it is a part of the child's individual plan, maintaining connection with the child's family. Each child in foster care has an Individual Support Plan (ISP) which is updated annually.

Foster Care Individual Support Plan Form - Word

Foster homes for children with developmental disabilities are located in most Oregon counties.

Child Foster Care Provider Training

Fatal four training

Aspiration
presented by
Diana Scott, RN, SPD Registered Nurse
Constipation
presented by
Diana Scott, RN, SPD Registered Nurse
Dehydration
presented by
Barb Barlow, RN, SPD Registered Nurse
Seizures
presented by
Barb Barlow, RN, SPD Registered Nurse
 

Medical documentation and management

Employing staff as a foster provider
presented by
Mike Maley, SPD Community & Family Supports
Section Manager
Medication management
presented by
Barb Barlow, RN, SPD Registered Nurse
Medication Management when away from the AFH at school / work
presented by
Barb Barlow, RN, SPD Registered Nurse
Individual support plan
presented by
Alice Massey, Regional Support Specialist, Eastern Oregon Regional Crisis Program
Keeping financial records
presented by
Alice Massey, Regional Support Specialist, Eastern Oregon Regional Crisis Program

Abuse reporting and investigation

Abuse reporting and investigation
presented by
Antone Aboud, Labor Relations Consultant
 
The choices we make - In the studio classroom
presented by DHS Office of Investigations and Training (OIT) Contact OIT for the video and accompanying workbook: Email or 503-947-9001.  
The choices we make - Vignettes
presented by DHS Office of Investigations and Training (OIT) Contact OIT for the video and accompanying workbook: Email or 503-947-9001.. 

Emergency preparedness

Emergency evacuation
presented by
Dr. Frank Field


Proctor Care

Proctor care consists of family foster homes (proctor homes) that are trained and highly supported by a proctor care service agency and its staff. Services are delivered in a family proctor home. The Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities certify Proctor care agencies by using the following approved state standards (OAR 411-335-0010-039). Proctor homes are certified by the Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities using the following approved state standards (OAR 411-346-0100-0230).

Proctor homes are contracted with proctor care agencies that provide ongoing training, monitoring, crisis assistance and staff in the proctor home. Services for children in Proctor Care must be individualized and include support in activities of daily living, community integration and behavior plans and interventions. Individualized services are planned and delivered within a framework of a proctor family setting and provide supervision and guidance to maintain child health and safety while working to increase each child's level of independence and self confidence.

Proctor agencies support children in their school programs and when it is a part of the child's individual plan, maintaining connection with their families. Each child in proctor care has an Individual Support Plan (ISP) that is updated annually or more frequently as needed.

Proctor Care homes for children with developmental disabilities are located throughout the state with the majority located between Portland and Medford.


Residential Care

Residential care consists of group homes in local communities providing 24-hour supports, supervision and training to children with developmental disabilities. Group homes provide room and board as well as an array of services to three to eight children, typically over the age of nine years. Group homes for children have 24 hours, awake staffing.

Group homes must comply with Department of Human Services licensing standards for health, safety and Individualized Support Plans (OAR 411-325-0010).

Individualized services include structure and support in activities of daily living, community integration and behavior plans and interventions, including mental health treatment as needed. Services are planned, delivered and supervised within a framework of maintaining and improving child health and safety while working to increase each child's level of independence and self confidence. Residential providers support children in their treatment, school programs, adult transition planning and, when it is a part of the child's individual plan, preserving connection with their families.

Group homes for children with developmental disabilities are located throughout the state with the highest number located in the Portland/Salem metropolitan areas.


Contacts

For further information please contact your local Community Developmental Disability Program.

  • Portland Office - (503) 731-3088 ex 21
  • Salem Office - (503) 947-5197


 
 
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