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340:75-1-233. Support services for the Child Welfare Services employee

Revised 7-1-13

(a) Critical incident debriefings.  OKDHS provides critical incident debriefings when requested for the Child Welfare Services (CW) employee exposed to a critical incident such as a child death, serious injury of a child, or workplace violence.     • 1

(b) Case management services.  OKDHS provides clinical case management groups, conducted by master of social work or doctorate level clinicians, for the CW supervisor to enhance CW practice through consultation and training. • 2



Revised 10-8-13 

1.Critical incident debriefing.Debriefing services are provided promptly when needed within Child Welfare Services (CWS) to assist employees deal with the stress associated with the occurrence of a critical incident.The CWS supervisor or district director contacts the CWS Training Section to arrange debriefing services.

2.(a) Clinical case management services.Each clinical case management session focuses on critical thinking and decision-making regarding issues, such as:

  • (1) why a child was removed from his or her home;

  • (2) whether a recommendation to terminate parental rights is appropriate;

  • (3) whether a recommendation to return a child to his or her home is appropriate; and

  • (4) barriers that have prevented the achievement of the child's case plan goal during the previous 12 months.

(b) Clinical case management group attendance.Participation in a clinical case management group is mandatory for CWS supervisors.

  • (1) Enrollment in a case management group is completed through the CWS Training Section.

  • (2) CWS supervisors receive two hours of supervisory management training credit for each session attended.

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