At a Glance
Placement setting in out-of-home care
The system SHALL have the ability to store, retrieve and display the current placement setting of the child in out-of-home care.
Placement settings in out-of-home care: Per AFCARS (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System placement setting types include:
Pre-Adoptive Home: A home in which the family intends to adopt the child. The family may or may not be receiving a foster care payment or an adoption subsidy on behalf of the child.
Foster Family Home (Relative A licensed or unlicensed home of the child's relatives regarded by the State as a foster care living arrangement for the child.
Foster Family Home (Non-Relative A licensed foster family home regarded by the State as a foster care living arrangement.
Group Home: A licensed or approved home providing 24-hour care for children in a small group setting that generally has from seven to twelve children.
Institution: A child care facility operated by a public or private agency and providing 24-hour care and/or treatment for children who require separation from their own homes and group living experience. These facilities may include: child care institutions; residential treatment facilities; maternity homes; etc.
Supervised Independent Living: An alternative transitional living arrangement where the child is under the supervision of the agency but without 24 hour adult supervision, is receiving financial support from the child welfare agency, and is in a setting which provides the opportunity for increased responsibility for self-care.
Runaway: The child has run away from the foster care setting.
Trial Home Visit: The child has been in a foster care placement, but, under State agency supervision, has been returned to the principal caretaker for a limited and specified period of time.