The purpose of this RFP is to identify and contract with a qualified Offeror to provide crisis respite nursery services, adoption respite care services, and crisis
emergency shelter placement services located in Sevier County as outlined in the Scope of Work published with this solicitation.
“Examples of crisis or emergency regarding a parent’s access to crisis respite nursery services include but are not limited to the following: (1) Any situation where the child may be at risk of neglect, abuse, or dependency if a crisis respite or shelter care placement is not used. (2) Parental stress. (3) Parental or sibling illness, medical emergency, or death. (4) Parents feel they may harm their children. (5) Parents who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, including mental illness, family violence, or substance abuse or addiction. (6) Lack of utilities, food, or shelter. (7) Parents are incarcerated. (8) Parents are in a chronically stressful situation and need regular respite care for their children in order to avoid harming them. (9) Parent has attempted suicide. (10) Parents who are currently experiencing or fearing an imminent upcoming incident of domestic or intimate partner violence.
Crisis respite nursery services: Crisis respite, planned respite, and supplemental care services provided for child(ren) (ages 0-11) in a safe, home-like atmosphere. These services provide temporary relief for the parent and protect child(ren) who are at risk of abuse, neglect, or foster care dependency. The child(ren) who receive these services are not in the custody of DHS/DCFS. These services also include hosting family events; partnering with parents and parenting organizations; performing community awareness/outreach services; and providing the community with a crisis hotline (a 24 hour information and referral source for parents and families) resource and support services.
Crisis emergency shelter placement: A temporary, short-term, living arrangement, used as a last resort for child(ren) (ages 0-11) in DHS/DCFS custody. It does not include group or therapeutic settings whose purpose is to provide assessment and/or treatment for mental health or delinquency issues. For more information, see DHS/DCFS practice guidelines section 700 “General Major Objectives”, 704.1 “Crisis Placements”; available at http://hspolicy.utah.gov/dcfs/.”
Excerpted from “DHS90683 Scope of Work.”
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