Family Health & Support Network, Inc. REVIEW Title 22 Division 6 Chapter 9.5
89378 RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING CARE AND SUPERVISION The caregiver shall provide care and supervision as necessary to meet each child's needs, and shall be available at all times unless documented in the child's Needs and Services Plan, placement agreement, or Transitional Independent Living Plan (TILP) or agreed to in advance by the licensing agency. TRUE TRUE/FALSE All children are different and so their needs vary. Consequently the caregiver must provide care and supervision as necessary to meet each child’s needs. Further, rarely are there circumstances that preclude the caregiver from providing direct care and supervision or from being available for the child at all times.
The caregiver shall provide those services identified in each child's Needs and Services Plan and Transitional Independent Living Plan (TILP) if applicable. TRUE/FALSE TRUE The caregiver is responsible for providing those services that have been identified as the caregivers responsibility in accordance to the regulations and those delineated in the child’s service plan(s) as the foster parents responsibility. 89378 Continued
The caregiver is responsible for ensuring care and supervision of the child(ren) of a minor parent in placement only if the child him/herself is also in placement. TRUE/FALSE FALSE Direct care and supervision of the child(ren) of a minor parent is to be provided during the hours that the minor parent is unavailable or unable to provide such care and supervision. 89378 Continued
89379 ACTIVITIES The caregiver shall provide opportunity for, and encourage participation in, group sports, leisure time, family, special school, and daily living skill activities. TRUE/FALSE TRUE The caregiver shall work closely with the ASW to identify resources and opportunities in the community to ensure that the child(ren) placed in their care have access to social and recreational activities.
The caregiver shall ensure direct care and supervision is provided to meet the child's needs during participation in those activities that are sponsored by third parties, except that school-sponsored activities shall be presumed to provide adequate care and supervision. TRUE/FALSE TRUE 89379 Continued
When a caregiver is determining whether a sponsor, other than a school, is providing adequate care and supervision, the caregiver should consider:
If the activity/event is sponsored by a government agency.
Who the sponsor is and what supervision and safeguards are in place.
If the maternal parents or relatives of the child will be attending the event.
89379 Continued Who the sponsor is and what supervision and safeguards are in place.
Age 16 & Older Should the caregiver allow children age 16 years of age and older access to existing information regarding available vocational and postsecondary educational options? YES/NO YES For children 16 years of age or older, the caregiver shall allow access to existing information regarding available vocational and postsecondary educational options as specified in Section 89372(c)(25). The information may include, but is not limited to, any of the following: 89379 Continued
(1) Admission criteria for universities, community colleges, trade or vocational schools and financial aid information for these schools. (2) Informational brochures on postsecondary or vocational schools/programs. (3) Campus tours. (4) Internet research on postsecondary or vocational schools/programs, sources of financial aid,independent living skills program offerings, and other local resources to assist youth. (5) School sponsored events promoting postsecondary or vocational schools/programs. (6) Financial aid information, including information about federal, state and school-specific aid, state and school-specific scholarships, grants and loans, as well as aid available specifically to current or former foster youth and contact information for the Student Aid Commission. It is extremely important to encourage our children to pursue postsecondary or vocational training.
89387 BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS How many children can share a bedroom? 1, 2 or 3 No more than two children shall share a bedroom. Children of the opposite sex shall not share a bedroom unless each child is under: 3, 5 or 6 years of age Children of the opposite sex shall not share a bedroom unless each child is under five years of age. In some cases rooms commonly used for other purposes can be used as a bedroom if approved by the department. No room commonly used for other purposes shall be used as a bedroom. TRUE/FALSE FALSE
Rooms used for other purposes: Such rooms shall include but not be limited to halls, stairways, unfinished attics or basements, garages, storage areas and sheds or similar detached buildings. 89387 Continued
BEDROOM BEDROOM FAMILY ROOM DINNING ROOM Represents an entry way Can bedroom #2 serve as a bedroom for a foster child? No bedroom shall be used as a public or general passageway to another room. 89387 Continued
The caregiver shall provide each child with an individual bed which is equipped with a clean, comfortable mattress, clean linens, blankets, and pillows, as needed, all in good repair. TRUE/FALSE TRUE 89387 Continued CLEAN COMFORTABLE GOOD REPAIR
Linen shall be changed at least once every two weeks or more often when necessary to ensure that clean linen is in use by children at all times. TRUE/FALSE FALSE Linen shall be changed at least once per week or more often when necessary to ensure that clean linen is in use by children at all times. 89387 Continued
Beds must be arranged in a room to allow a minimum of twenty four (24) inches between beds. Beds shall be arranged to allow easy passage between beds and easy entrance into the room. TRUE/FALSE FALSE 89387 Continued
An infant can sleep in a toddler size bed as long as the bed has a railing? TRUE/FALSE FALSE The caregiver shall provide each infant with a safe and sturdy bassinet or crib, appropriate to the child's age and size. 89387 Continued Under two years old INFANT
Except for infants, children shall not share a bedroom with an adult. In bedrooms shared by adults and infants, no more than three infants and no more than two adults shall share the room. TRUE/FALSE FALSE A maximum of two adults and two infants may share a room. 89387 Continued
All homes that accept children under 10 years of age or a child that has a condition including one that makes the child developmentally disabled, or mentally handicapped, and for whom special care and supervision is required as result of his/her condition, shall ensure the inaccessibility of pools, including swimming pools (in-ground and above-ground), fixed-in-place wading pools, hot tubs, spas, fish ponds, and similar bodies of water. TRUE/FALSE TRUE 89387 Continued KEY under 10 years of age or requiring special care.
The caregiver shall maintain at least one toilet, sink, and tub or shower maintained in safe, clean operating conditions. TRUE/FALSE Bunk beds of more than two tiers can be used providing the top tier has sturdy railings. Bunk beds of more than two tiers shall not be used. 89387 Continued TRUE FALSE
Children under six years of age or those who are unable to climb into or out of the upper tier unassisted shall not be permitted to use the upper tier. FALSE This regulation applies to children under five years old. TRUE/FALSE 89387 Continued
The caregiver shall provide lamps or light as necessary in all rooms and other areas to ensure the comfort and safety of all persons in the home. TRUE TRUE/FALSE All Rooms All Persons 89387 Continued
All foster family homes, except homes with sprinkling systems, shall have an approved commercially manufactured and functioning smoke detector installed in the hallway(s) near the kitchen area and front and back entrance of the home. TRUE/FALSE FALSE All foster family homes, except homes with sprinkling systems, shall have an approved commercially manufactured and functioning smoke detector installed in the hallway(s) in each sleeping area in the home. The smoke detectors shall be audible in each bedroom or sleeping room. 89387 Continued
Each bedroom or sleeping room shall have at least one operable window or door that ensures safe, direct, emergency exit into another room in the house. If security window bars are used, the window is considered operable only if the window bars are mounted in a manner that meets all state and local requirements. TRUE/FALSE FALSE Each bedroom or sleeping room shall have at least one operable window or door that ensures safe, direct, emergency exit to the outside. If security window bars are used, the window is considered operable only if the window bars have a safety release device that meets all state and local requirements. 89387 Continued
Medicines, disinfectants, cleaning solutions, poisons, firearms and other dangerous items shall be stored where inaccessible to children. TRUE TRUE/FALSE 89387 Continued
Storage areas for poisons, and firearms and other dangerous weapons shall be locked. TRUE/FALSE TRUE In lieu of locked storage of firearms, the caregiver may use trigger locks or remove the firing pin. Firing pins shall be stored and locked separately from firearms. Ammunition shall be stored and locked separately from firearms. 89387 Continued TRUE
Medicines, disinfectants, and cleaning solutions may be accessible to children consistent with the child's Needs and Services Plan or TILP if applicable. TRUE/FALSE TRUE 89387 Continued
89388 COOPERATION AND COMPLIANCE The caregiver shall maintain and cooperate with all caregiver standards. No caregiver shall make or disseminate any false or misleading statement associated with the application for licensure/approval, including but not limited to information regarding the applicant, family members, family home, or any of the services provided by the home. TRUE/FALSE TRUE
89400 LICENSURE IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT TO PLACEMENT A license is required prior to placement, but the license does not entitle the caregiver to placement of a child pursuant to Section 16507.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
The granting of a community care license or approval status does not entitle the caregiver to the placement of a specific child or children. Placement is based on: A. The caregivers ability to meet the requirements of Title 22. B. The child’s needs and best interest. C. The certified continues to meet the health & safety requirements of Title 22. B 89400 Continued
89405 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS Any time a child is in the home, both of the parents providing regular and routine care and supervision to the child shall have received current training in first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). TRUE/FALSE FALSE Any time a child is in the home, at least one of the persons providing regular and routine care and supervision to the child shall have received current training in first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Training shall be obtained from an agency offering such training including, but not limited to, the American Red Cross, and shall be current and appropriate to the child's age and needs.
The caregiver is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of training prior to placement of a child in the home and a minimum of 8 hours of annual training as required in Health and Safety Code Section 1529.2. In addition, the caregiver shall complete first aid and CPR training as required in Section 89405(a). TRUE Although the regulations state the minimum, what is Family Health & Support Network, Inc’s training requirements: FHSN requires 30 hours pre-certification and 12 annual hours. TRUE/FALSE 89405 Continued 12 hours of training prior to placement and 12 annual hours A 24 hours of training prior to placement and 8 annual hours B 30 hours of training prior to placement and 12 annual hours C
In addition to the foster parent training provided pursuant to Section 903.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, foster family agencies shall supplement the community college training by providing a program of training for their certified foster families. TRUE/FALSE TRUE 89405 Continued
89410 LIMITATIONS ON CAPACITY AND AMBULATORY STATUS The caregiver may operate a home beyond the conditions and limitations specified in the license, including the capacity limitation if an additional exception has been granted by the department. The caregiver shall not operate a home beyond the conditions and limitations specified in the license, including the capacity limitation. TRUE/FALSE FALSE
The caregiver shall not accept more than two infants, including infants in the caregiver’s family, without additional household help. TRUE/FALSE TRUE Remember only two infants can occupy a room with a maximum of two adults. However, more than two infants can be placed in a home when there is additional support such husband and wife or another adult residing in the home who will assist. 89410 Continued
Thank you for your participation in the Family Health & Support Network, Inc., Title 22 Review of the Small Family Home. In order that you may demonstrate your understanding of the information that was presented to you, we ask that you take the Title 22 quiz from the FHSN Training page. Your quiz will be automatically submitted to the certification department and reviewed with you at your next on-site training meeting. Important Read This