A child caring agency is a private (non-governmental) agency, organization, or school licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services to provide care and services to children.
Academic Boarding Schools (ABS): Provides educational services and care to children 24 hours a day; and does not hold itself out as serving children with emotional or behavioral problems, providing therapeutic services, or assuring that children receive therapeutic services.
Adoption Agencies (AA): An organization providing any of the following services:
- Identifying a child for adoption and arranging an adoption
- Securing the necessary consent to relinquishment of parental rights and to adoption
- Performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent and reporting on such a study
- Making determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of adoptive placement for the child
- Monitoring a case after placement until final adoption
- When necessary because of disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing child care or other social services for the child pending an alternative placement
Day Treatment Programs (DT): Provides psychiatric day treatment services. "Day treatment" means a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, nonresidential, community-based, psychiatric treatment, family treatment, and therapeutic activities integrated with an accredited education program provided to children with emotional disturbances.
Foster Care Agencies (FC): An agency that offers to place children by taking physical custody of and then placing the children in proctor foster homes certified by the child-caring agency as provided in ORS 418.248 and these rules.
Homeless, Runaway and Transitional Living Shelters (SH): A youth in care who has not been emancipated by the juvenile court; lacks a fixed, regular, safe, and stable nighttime residence; and cannot immediately be reunited with his or her family.
Outdoor Youth Programs (OYP): A program that provides, in an outdoor living setting, services to children in care who are enrolled in the program because they have behavioral problems, mental health problems, or problems with abuse of alcohol or drugs. "Outdoor youth program" does not include any program, facility, or activity operated by a governmental entity, operated or affiliated with the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps, or licensed by the Department as a child-caring agency under other authority of the Department. It does not include outdoor activities for children in care designed to be primarily recreational.
Residential Care Programs (RC): Provides care and treatment services to children 24 hours a day in a staffed facility.
Secure Transportation Services (STS): Provides secure transportation or secure escort services for children on the highways of this state along a route that begins or ends in this state to or from a child-caring agency as defined by ORS 418.215(2)(a)(A), if the school, agency, organization or program is located in this or state or in any other state.
Therapeutic Boarding Schools (TBS): An organization or a program in an organization that is primarily a school and not a residential care agency, provides educational services and care to children for 24 hours a day, and holds itself out as serving children with emotional or behavioral problems, providing therapeutic services, or assuring that children receive therapeutic services.