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Child Welfare Referrals

PHPR (Prehearing Permanency Review)

During this process, Mediation West will use a template approved by the judges in our area where we will document:

  • An update on the child(ren):  Placement, behavior, relationships, school performance, services provided to the child(ren) 
  • Services offered each parent to help bring the children home 
  • How each parent taken advantage of the services offered throughout the case  
  • Reasons either parent has not taken advantage of services offered throughout the case (examples might include work schedule conflicts, transportation issues, provider availability).  
  • Additional services that can be offered to either parent to assist with bringing the children home.  
  • Quantity/quality of contact that each parent has had with each child in the family.  

The report will also document progress toward bringing the children home. 

  • What is a realistic target date to bring the children home?
  • What is the action plan with specific steps and timelines for each parent?
  • What makes bringing the children home achievable?  
  • If at target date for reunification is not possible, the group can explore: 
    • An appropriate primary permanency plan (such as a guardianship or adoption).