PARENT FOCUSED - Identified intervention/care coordination need for parent to promote family safety/stability - e.g. , accessing resources; parent substance use, parenting skills, intimate partner violence
CHILD FOCUSED - treatment program for serious behavioral/emotional concerns such as substance misuse, severe acting out, high level emotional distress/dysregulation, or care coordination services for youth with complex needs
Need for supports / resources
Need for treatment / intervention
No DCF Involvement
Investigation - case has recently been opened (in past 30 days)
FAR (Family Assessment Response)
Ongoing DCF involvement
Intimate Partner Violence
Investigation - case is newly opened (within the last 30 days)
Family Assessment Response (FAR)
Ongoing DCF Involvement
No - parent is older than 25 years.
No DCF involvement
Investigation - open recently (within last 30 days)
0-5 Years Old
6-17 Years Old
Safe - No conditions that may place child(ren) in immediate danger of serious harm identified
Conditionally safe - One or more safety factors are present, protective safety interventions are in place, a safety plan is required.
Unsafe - Child(ren) at high risk of placement out of the home, or currently placed out of the home due to significant safety concerns.
Crisis Assessment - Concern the child/adolescent is at risk of harming self or others requiring IMMEDIATE assessment
Care Coordination to help access/match/connect to services for complex behavioral health need(s) of the child
Behavioral/emotional dysregulation: serious acting out behaviors or evidence of psychiatric/emotional distress
Both adolescent substance use AND other behavioral health concern(s)
No DCF Involvement or case is closing in next 30 days
Referral through careline (Formerly Voluntary Services)
MILD - substance misuse is present and a concern; however, there is not an immediate risk for adverse outcome
MODERATE- substance misuse is having a negative effect on at least one aspect of daily living (academic, social, behavioral...)
SEVERE - substance misuse is negatively impacting multiple areas of life, there is a high risk for adverse outcomes such as injury, criminal justice involvement, school dropout or risk of an overdose event. There may be evidence of an inability to control or stop using.
MILD (child does not have prior treatment history and/or symptoms have limited impact on daily living)
MODERATE (child has symptoms that negatively impact daily functioning)
SEVERE (significant psychiatric diagnosis and/or youth at risk of out-of-home placement/hospitalization or is being referred from hospital/out-of-home placement)
Psychosis or Multiple Hospitalizations
Problem Sexual Behavior
MODERATE evidence of increasing difficulties at home, in school and/or in the community.
SEVERE (youth at high risk of adverse outcomes including injury, criminal justice involvement , school drop out, risk of drug overdose event, any opioid use; high risk of out-of-home placement or returning to community from placement)
Substance misuse primary, behavioral acting out secondary
Behavioral acting out primary, substance use secondary