Case Plan –Tasks
What are Tasks and who is responsible?
- Tasks are the services, activities, and/or steps to achieve the outcome.
- Tasks directly relate to a diminished caregiver protective capacity or factor contributing to the need for an open case.
- Tasks must be related to allegations in the Dependency Petition.
- Tasks are needed for each offending parent (non-offending parents should only have tasks when it is ordered by the Court).
- When appropriate, include specific tasks and/or services for the children (i.e. CBHA Recommendations, IL, SIJS)
Tasks must be Specific and Measureable
- State who will do what, when, how often, where, and how it will be measured.
- Who is responsible?
- What behavior/action is to be accomplished?
- When will it be performed?
- Where it will be done?
- How often?
- Tasks are to be clear, realistic, and achievable.
- Task must be measureable (frequency, duration, intensity)
- When the task is to begin
- Frequency of that behavior (how often the behavior is to occur)
- Duration of the behavior (how long and when it ends)
- Intensity (how well, how much)
- Include the type, frequency, location, and phone number of services and the name of the person responsible.
Sequence Tasks Logically
- Use small incremental steps (tasks) to achieve the outcome so the family can experience success.
- Give a timeframe for each task and stagger the timeframes so tasks are achievable and not overwhelming to the family.
- Put the tasks in order for which ones needed to be completed first or before other tasks can begin.
How do you measure outcome achievement?
- Frequency and duration of visitations
- Random urine analysis
- Observation of interaction between children and parents during visitation
- Psychological evaluation report
- Following through on recommendations
- Reports from providers