Family Assessment Procedure Policy Number and Last Update (02.02.03/01-2011)
The Family Assessment is used by the program to determine how to help each family with basic social services.
One Family Assessment must be completed in its entirety each year at the time the family is enrolled. The Family Service Coordinator completes the form by interviewing the parents.
In those areas in which some families express a need, check "yes" and write the action to be taken and by whom. Indicate if a referral is needed and note dates when services will be provided. If the parents express a need for food, clothing, or shelter, ask for further information about the situation, to decide if this is an emergency - that is the family has no food at the moment, if a child cannot attend school because of no shoes, or if the family has no place to stay. If there is an emergency in one of these areas, find help immediately - postpone any other paperwork.
Follow-up with the family to determine if services were satisfactory. See codes at the bottom of the Family Assessment. Note the dates of the follow-up.
After going through each of the areas, use the "other" category to record needs which are not categorized into the specified areas.
Treat the family with respect and without judgment.
Respond to all emergency needs immediately.