Child Welfare agencies assist families in understanding and using Federal- or State-funded financial assistance (subsidies) to purchase community services such as tutoring, respite care, babysitting, and even therapy, through the Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Program (AAP). Such funding for postadoption services comes from a variety of sources, and each State funds these services somewhat differently. This workshop will provide information to Child Welfare staff in regard to historical, legal as well as procedural requirements of AAP.
- Providing staff with information in regards to negotiating and discussing Title IV-E Adoption Assistance and medical assistance with prospective adoptive parents
- Identifying and discussing the legal, policy, and procedural requirements for the Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Program
- Understanding eligibility requirements for the Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Program
- Negotiating Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Agreements with prospective adoptive families
- Equipping staff with the skills necessary to negotiate and complete adoption assistance agreements
- Applying Title IV-E Adoption Assistance policy and regulations to specific case scenarios