Child Protection/Child Welfare Case Management

CHILD PROTECTION/Child Welfare Case Management: case management activities for children who are at risk of or experiencing maltreatment or out-of-home placement or are in need of protection and services as defined in Minnesota statutes. Children under the age of 21 years who are enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare and meet one of the following criteria:

  • At risk of out-of-home placement or in placement
  • At risk of maltreatment or experiencing maltreatment
  • In need of protection or services

Eligibility determination for CW-TCM services must be made by the county or tribal agency responsible for child welfare/child protection services. CW-TCM services includes assisting the child and child’s family in obtaining needed services through coordination with other agencies and assuring continuity of care. Case managers must assess the delivery, appropriateness and effectiveness of services on a regular basis.

Examples of CW-TCM activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assessment of the person’s need for case management services *
  • Development, completion and regular review of a written individual case plan
  • Routine contact or other communication with the child, child’s family or other relevant persons identified as necessary to the development or implementation of the goals of the individual case plan
  • Coordinating referrals for, and the provision of, services for the child with appropriate service providers
  • Coordinating with the MA facility discharge planner in the 30-day period prior to the child’s discharge into the community
  • Coordinating and monitoring the overall service delivery to ensure quality of services
  • Monitoring and evaluating services on a regular basis to ensure appropriateness and continued need
  • Completing and maintaining necessary documentation which supports and verifies the above activities

Children’s Services:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Crisis Intervention
Day Treatment
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
In-home Services
Mentoring Services
Out-of-Home Placements
Respite Care
Youth Partial Hospitalization Programs