DAR File No. 39955
This rule was published in the December 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 24) 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.: 39955
Filed: 11/23/2015 12:54:18 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this rule modification is to bring the rule in line with current statute and practice.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule change is intended to make the rule technically correct with current practice.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 62A-4a-105
- Section 62A-4a-102
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 do not increase workload that would require additional staff or other costs.
Local governments have no responsibility for services offered by Child and Family Services and are therefore not affected by this rule and will have no fiscal impact.
Small businesses have no responsibility for services offered by Child and Family Services and are therefore not affected by this rule and will have no fiscal impact.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There is no expected fiscal impact for "persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities" because funding requests for services offered by Child and Family Services come out of already-existing budgets.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Child and Family Services determined that there will be no compliance costs for affected persons because there are no specific costs involved with the changes being made to this rule.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule will have no fiscal impact on businesses.
Ann Williamson, 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 Robbins 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. Out-of-Home Services, Transition to Adult Living Services.
R512-305-1. Purpose and Authority.
(1) The purpose of Transition to Adult Living (TAL) services is to help prepare a youth who is receiving out-of-home services in accordance with Rule R512-300 to gain skills to transition to adulthood and to provide support to youth upon leaving the Division of Child and Family Services (Child and Family Services) 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).
(2) TAL services, which includes the
Education and Training Voucher Program, are authorized by the John
H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, 42 USC 677 [
(January 3, 2007)], incorporated by reference.
(3) This rule is authorized by Section 62A-4a-102.
R512-305-2. Scope of Services.
(1) Qualification for and duration of services:
(a) TAL services are required for all youth receiving out-of-home services, age 14 years or older, until Child and Family Services custody is terminated regardless of permanency goal, as specified in Rule R512-300.
(b) The YARN provides services for youth if they are no longer in Child and Family Services custody and are not yet 21 years of age, and the youth:
(i) Ages out of out-of-home care, or
(ii) While in out-of-home care, after the age of 14 years, received at least 12 consecutive months of TAL services and the court terminated reunification.
(2) Service description:
(a) 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 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.]
(b) YARN consists of time-limited support to youth. This assistance can be provided through support, financial aid, or Basic Life Skills training. It may include housing, counseling, employment education, and other appropriate support and services to complement a youth's efforts to achieve self-sufficiency.
(a) TAL services and YARN are available in all geographic regions of the state.
(b) TAL services and YARN are available on the same basis to Native American 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 in Child and Family Services Custody.
(1) The caseworker, with the assistance of the youth and Child and Family Team, ensures completion of the empirically validated life skills assessment to identify the strengths and needs of the youth.
(2) Based upon the empirically validated life skills assessment, a TAL plan is developed that identifies the youth's strengths, needs, and specific services.
(3) The [
Child and Family Team determines the TAL plan]. Youth aged 14 years or older are
required to have a TAL plan, with youth [ aged 16 years or older ]taking the lead in setting
goals and facilitating the Child and Family Team with staff
(4) The TAL plan includes a continuum of training and services to be completed by the youth and designated team members in such settings as at the foster home, with a therapist, at school, or through other community-based resources and programs.
(5) Basic Life Skills training shall be
offered to each youth who attains age [
16] years. 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
(6) Each youth who completes Basic Life Skills training may receive a completion payment.
R512-305-4. Transition to Adult Living Placement for a Youth in Child and Family Services Custody.
(1) A TAL placement may be used as an
alternative to out-of-home care when it is determined that such a
placement is in the best interest of the youth. The appropriate
types of living arrangements for youth in this situation include
living with kin; living with former out-of-home caregivers while
paying rent; living in the community with roommates[
of the same sex]; living alone; living in a group
facility, YWCA, boarding house, or dorm; or living with an adult
who has passed a background check or the placement was assessed and
approved by the region 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 Practice Guidelines are met:
(a) A TAL placement may be used as an out-of-home care placement.
(b) A youth must be at least 16 years of age to be in a TAL placement.
(c) The Child and Family Team is responsible to determine if a recommendation for a TAL placement for a youth is appropriate.
(d) The region director or designee is authorized to approve a TAL placement.
(e) The caseworker and youth shall complete a contract outlining responsibilities and expectations while in the TAL placement.
(f) The caseworker 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 placement.
(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.
R512-305-5. Child and Family Services Responsibility to a Youth Leaving Out-of-Home Care.
(1) The YARN provides support to youth who leave out-of-home care, as specified in R512-305-2.
(2) A youth may access services by contacting a Child and Family Services office and being referred to a regional TAL coordinator.
(3) Services may include additional Basic Life Skills 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:
(a) Education, Training, and Career Exploration.
(b) Physical, Mental Health, and Emotional Support.
(d) Housing Support.
(4) Funds used for room and board are subject to federal limits.
KEY: social services, child welfare, out-of-home care, Transition to Adult Living
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
December 22, 2010]
Notice of Continuation: May 16, 2013
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 62A-4a-102; 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 Robbins 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. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.