File No. 34161
This rule was published in the November 15, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 22) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Human Services, Child and Family Services
Out of Home Services, Transition to Adult Living Services
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 34161
Filed: 10/20/2010 09:47:48 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This rule is being changed to add rulemaking authority, update citation information, and make minor formatting and grammatical changes.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed changes to this rule add the rulemaking authority for Child and Family Services, update the referenced citations, and make minor formatting and grammatical changes for consistency.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 62A-4a-105
- Section 62A-4a-102
This rule or change incorporates by reference the following material:
- Adds Title 42, Chapter 7, Subchapter IV, Section 677, published by Government Printing Office, 01/03/2007
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There will be no increase in cost or savings to the state budget because these proposed changes update citation information and add rulemaking authority for Child and Family Services, but do not increase workload that would require additional staff or other costs.
There will be no increase in costs or savings to local government because it was determined that this rule does not apply to local government, but only applies to Child and Family Services.
There will be no increase in costs or savings to small businesses because it was determined that this rule does not apply to small businesses, but only applies to Child and Family Services.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There will be no increase in costs or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities because it was determined that this rule does not apply to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities, but only applies to Child and Family Services.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs for affected persons associated with implementing the changes to this rule.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There will be no costs or savings on businesses.
Palmer DePaulis, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Human Services
Child and Family Services
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Carol Miller at the above address, by phone at 801-557-1772, by FAX at 801-538-3993, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Julene Jones at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4521, by FAX at 801-538-3942, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Brent Platt, Director
R512. Human Services, Child and Family Services.
R512-305-1. Purpose and Authority.
A.] The purpose of Transition to Adult Living (TAL) services is to help prepare a youth who is receiving out[ self-sufficiency in] adulthood and to provide
support to youth upon leaving [ agency] custody. TAL is a continuum of services that begins
while youth are in care and continues through post-discharge with
the Young Adult Resource Network (YARN).
B.] TAL services, which includes the Education and Training
Voucher Program, are authorized by the John H. Chafee Foster Care
Independence Program, 42 USC 677
[ (1999)], incorporated by reference.
R512-305-2. Scope of Services.
A.] Qualification for and duration of services:
1.] TAL services are required for all youth receiving out[ agency] custody is terminated regardless
of permanency goal, as specified in
2.] The YARN provides services for youth if they are no
longer in [ care] and are not yet 21
, and the youth:
a.] Ages out of [ foster] care, or
b.] While in [ foster] care, after the age of 14
, [ the youth] received at least 12 consecutive months
of TAL services and the court terminated reunification.
B.] Service description:
1.] TAL services build on the youth's individual
strengths and develop personal assets in order to help young people
acquire the motivation and the means to be successful throughout
their lives. The strategies are aimed at helping [ foster] youth achieve five fundamental aspects of
adult life, including safe and affordable housing, educational
attainment and stable employment, health care access, positive
sense of self, and supportive and enduring relationships.
2.] YARN consists of time-limited support to youth. This
assistance can be provided through support, financial aid, or Basic
[ Classes] [ and] may include housing, counseling, employment
education, and other appropriate support and services to complement
a youth's efforts to achieve self-sufficiency.
1.] TAL services and YARN are available in all geographic
regions of the state.
2.] TAL services and YARN are available on the same basis to
[ Indian] youth who are or were formerly in Tribal
custody within the boundaries of the state.
R512-305-3. Transition to Adult Living Services for a Youth
A.] The caseworker, with the assistance of the youth and
Child and Family Team, ensure
completion of the empirically validated life skills
assessment to identify the strengths and needs of the youth.
B.] Based upon the empirically validated life skills
plan is developed that identifies the youth's
strengths, needs, and specific services.
C.] The Child and Family Team determines the TAL plan. Youth
or older are required to have a TAL plan, with youth
or older taking the lead in setting goals and
facilitating the Child and Family Team with staff guidance.
D.] The TAL plan includes a continuum of training and
services to be completed by the youth[ ,] and designated team members[ ,] in such settings as
the foster home, with a therapist, at school, or through
other community-based resources and programs.
[ Living] Skills training shall be offered to each
youth who attains age 16
. The training may include training in daily living
skills, budgeting, career development and financial management
skills, substance abuse prevention, and preventive health
activities (including smoking avoidance, nutrition education, and
F.] Each youth who completes Basic
[ Living] Skills training may receive a completion
R512-305-4. Transition to Adult Living Placement for a Youth
A TAL placement may be used as an alternative to out[
al] director or designee. This recommendation will
be presented to the Child and Family Team, who will work to ensure
that this type of placement is appropriate and that the following [ p]ractice [ g]uidelines are met:
A.] A TAL placement may be used as an out-of-home care
B.] A youth must be at least 16 years of age to be in a TAL
C.] The Child and Family Team is responsible to determine if
a recommendation for a TAL placement for a youth is
D.] The region[ al] director or designee is authorized to approve
a TAL placement.
worker and youth shall complete a contract outlining
responsibilities and expectations while in the
worker shall visit with and monitor progress of the
youth at an interval determined by the Child and Family Team, but
no less frequently than once per month.
G.] The youth may receive a TAL stipend while in the TAL
H.] If the TAL placement is not successful, the Child and
Family Team shall meet to determine, with the youth, a more
appropriate living arrangement in accordance with R512-305-4.[ E.]
Division] Responsibility to a Youth Leaving Out[ Services].
A.] The YARN provides support to youth who leave out[
B.] A youth may access services by contacting a
[ Division] office and being referred to a regional
C.] Services may include additional [ b]asic [ l]ife [ s]kills training, information and referral, mentoring,
computer access for resources, and follow-up support. Funds may
also assist eligible youth in the four areas listed below:
1.] Education, Training, and Career Exploration.
2.] Physical, Mental Health
and Emotional Support.
4.] Housing Support.
D.] Funds used for room and board are subject to federal
KEY: social services, child welfare, [
care, Transition to Adult Living
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
June 19, 2006]
Notice of Continuation: August 20, 2008
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 62A-4a-105
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Carol Miller at the above address, by phone at 801-557-1772, by FAX at 801-538-3993, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Julene Jones at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4521, by FAX at 801-538-3942, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com.