Child Welfare Services
Child Welfare Case Management – Aitkin County Health & Human Services offers voluntary child welfare case management services. Through this service, we can assist a family with connecting to resources, provide education on household management, money management and/or parenting skills. Often our Family Based Worker is called upon to assist with these cases. The social worker and the family will determine their strengths & needs and a case plan will be developed that outlines how the family’s needs will be met.
Truancy – Children deserve an education. A child is considered “habitually truant” by the state if he/she is between the age of 12 and under the age of 18 years and is absent from school without lawful excuse for seven school days and/or for one or more class periods on seven days. When a child is “habitually truant”, the school petitions the court alleging that the child is in need of protection or services. A social worker from the county is then assigned to assist the child and family with ensuring that the child is receiving the required educational services. The child and family’s needs will be assess and a case plan will be created to address these needs. Monthly face to face contacts will be held with the parents and child to review the plan and needs of the family.
Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) – Minnesota’s PSOP is a voluntary, early intervention program that focuses on a family’s strengths and needs and aims to help children and parents thrive.
To get additional information or access any of these services, please contact the intake social worker by calling 1-218-927-7200 or 1-800-328-3744.
“Every child deserves a lifetime of peace and family harmony”