Callie Thornton
Below is a Department of Family and Children Services form for Family Preservation and the criteria for PUP funding.



2107.16 Eligibility for PUP Services

Requirement



Criteria for PUP funding eligibility are as follows:



1) There must be an open CPS, Diversion, or Placement, case where there is substantiated child maltreatment or risk. NOTE: An active CPS investigation or diversion assessment is considered to be an open case and is eligible for PUP services even if there is not yet a case determination. Use of PUP services in the investigation or assessment period must be directly related to obtaining evidence needed to reach a case determination. A family is eligible to receive PUP services for a period of up to twelve (12) months (see 2107.20 for approved PUP services criteria).



2) A drug test is required for any CPS, or Placement case involving allegations of caretaker substance abuse before any other services under PUP (i.e. emergency financial assistance, child care, etc.) are authorized. PUP funds can be authorized to obtain the required drug test if no other funds are available when the drug test is positive for drugs and substance abuse treatment is recommended, the caretaker must agree to substance abuse treatment in order to receive additional services under PUP. A caretaker who is currently in a treatment program must maintain compliance with treatment program requirements to continue receiving additional PUP services. A caretaker, who refuses to give a drug test when substance abuse is involved must comply with drug abuse assessment approved by DFCS and/or treatment, is ineligible for any other PUP services. This situation may indicate uncontrollable safety factors and may require more intensive intervention by the department.



3) Documentation of the family’s plan in the summary section of the Early Intervention/Parent Aide/PUP/Homestead Authorization (Form 100), indicating how they will maintain the changes after the provision of PUP services.



4) Documentation of one of the following:



RISK FOR ABUSE OF MALTREATMENT OR AT RISK OF IMMINENT PLACEMENT: A family must have an open child protective services, diversion, placement, or adoption case and one or more children at risk for abuse of maltreatment or at risk of imminent removal from their home due to maltreatment. “Imminent risk of placement” is defined as the likelihood of removal of children from their parent or caretaker and placement of the children into an emergency shelter or foster care placement within fourteen (14) days without intervention; OR,



IMMEDIATE REUNIFICATION: A child must be in a board rate placement and be ready for immediate reunification to parents, relatives or a non-board rate placement. “Immediate reunification” is defined as a child in a board rate placement being ready for return to a parent, relative or non-board rate placement within 60 days of initiating PUP reunification services; OR,



DRUG TESTS/SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSESSMENT ONLY: When using PUP funds to pay for drug tests and/or Substance Abuse Assessments only, it is not required to document imminent risk of placement or immediate reunification. NOTE: PUP is not used to pay travel for providers/vendors completing drug tests or drug assessments.



Providers/vendors need to be certified or licensed substance abuse providers performing any part of the drug screen/assessment process and must sign a contract with the County DFCS that includes current confidentiality and HIPPA agreements.



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Below I point out a couple of things people may need to know.

1) There must be an open CPS, Diversion, or Placement, case where there is substantiated child maltreatment or risk. NOTE: An active CPS investigation or diversion assessment is considered to be an open case and is eligible for PUP services even if there is not yet a case determination. Use of PUP services in the investigation or assessment period must be directly related to obtaining evidence needed to reach a case determination. A family is eligible to receive PUP services for a period of up to twelve (12) months (see 2107.20 for approved PUP services criteria).

They don't have a case on you? Well they will by the time they get throughsending you for tests and assessments that are paid for by PUP Services.



Note that a drug test is required for any case involving "allegations"........before any other services under PUP....The caseworker will approach you as if she could be your very best friend, notice the selling technique on PUP services. They have the services their to help you...an early intervention! They don't hesitate to let you know that if you do not act a certain way or adhere to their gentle demands that the PUP services could easily be taken away....If your test is positive they reccommend drug and substance abuse treatment....but you MUST agree in order to receive additional services. You MUST maintain compliance if already in a program or you may not be getting additional PUP services. Now if you for some reason REFUSE to take a drug test...not when substance abuse is "alledged" but now "involved"then you must have a drug assessment and or treatment "approved", done by one of their PUP providers...you will never see the results of any of your tests. Most of the CPS offices use their "OWN" drug testing facility! Plus...you may be ineligible for OTHER PUP services! Then they come on strong with the "may" indicate fear factor!

2) A drug test is required for any CPS, or Placement case involving allegations of caretaker substance abuse before any other services under PUP (i.e. emergency financial assistance, child care, etc.) are authorized. PUP funds can be authorized to obtain the required drug test if no other funds are available/ when the drug test is positive for drugs and substance abuse treatment is recommended, the caretaker must agree to substance abuse treatment in order to receive additional services under PUP. A caretaker who is currently in a treatment program must maintain compliance with treatment program requirements to continue receiving additional PUP services. A caretaker, who refuses to give a drug test when substance abuse is involved must comply with drug abuse assessment approved by DFCS and/or treatment, is ineligible for any other PUP services. This situation may indicate uncontrollable safety factors and may require more intensive intervention by the department.



Now the paperwork is being filled in, "Documentation of the family’s plan in the summary section Authorization (Form 100)," Wait did I see the word "Authorization"? That's right....you need to authorize this, all of it! I won't tell you what to do if ever placed in this situation.......use your own judgement please. You also have a chance to appeal but they won't let you have it!



3) Documentation of the family’s plan in the summary section of the Early Intervention/Parent Aide/PUP/Homestead Authorization (Form 100), indicating how they will maintain the changes after the provision of PUP services.4) Documentation of one of the following:RISK FOR ABUSE OF MALTREATMENT OR AT RISK OF IMMINENT PLACEMENT: A family must have an open child protective services, diversion, placement, or adoption case and one or more children at risk for abuse of maltreatment or at risk of imminent removal from their home due to maltreatment. “Imminent risk of placement” is defined as the likelihood of removal of children from their parent or caretaker and placement of the children into an emergency shelter or foster care placement within fourteen (14) days without intervention; OR, IMMEDIATE REUNIFICATION: A child must be in a board rate placement and be ready for immediate reunification to parents, relatives or a non-board rate placement. “Immediate reunification” is defined as a child in a board rate placement being ready for return to a parent, relative or non-board rate placement within 60 days of initiating PUP reunification services; OR, DRUG TESTS/SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSESSMENT ONLY: When using PUP funds to pay for drug tests and/or Substance Abuse Assessments only, it is not required to document imminent risk of placement or immediate reunification. NOTE: PUP is not used to pay travel for providers/vendors completing drug tests or drug assessments.

Providers/vendors need to be certified or licensed substance abuse providers performing any part of the drug screen/assessment process and must sign a contract with the County DFCS that includes current confidentiality and HIPPA agreements.



Most parents are scared to death of CPS and have every right to be....BUT....remember, if you agree to any of their unwarrented tests and you are innocent of the allegations...you may as well be signing GUILTY on the signature line. I have seen many parents go through every sigle thing on their case plan and still lose their children..........remember where you read "may".......expect "may not"!
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  1. GOOD DAD Says:

    In the 221st State District Court of Montgomery Co, TX, Judge Suzanne Stovall massacred me in a 3¼ year custody case for my, now, 6½ y/o daughter.
    Convicted child molesters have more access to their children than I do.
    Calls, letters, & gifts are intercepted, & I have no visitation.
    The mother secreted her 2mo & 14mo babies, 1200 miles from their father, & for 15½ years, her family prevented all contact.
    The mother’s 18 year history/pattern of hostility, alienation, & medical mistreatment was well documented to evaluating psychologist Dr Edward G Silverman, therapist Theresa Burbank, ad litem Lynn T Coleman, the attorneys, et.al.
    Despite months of exams & x-rays by pediatricians & specialists, for a real & progressing condition, & prescribing increasingly invasive treatment, the mother, Edward G Silverman, Theresa Burbank, Lynn Coleman, Elaine Baggerley of CPS, & Judge Suzanne Stovall, refused to believe the diagnosis of the medical professionals & necessity for treatment.
    Even after receiving the medical records & speaking with the medical professionals, they persisted in their false beliefs despite the invalidating evidence, continuing to Aid & Abet Injury to a Child.
    A specialist repeatedly requested the mother & Lynn Coleman, attend the appointments, but they refused.
    Even with the mother’s sworn statements of medically abusing/neglecting our daughter & with the doctors corroborating records of her mistreatment, Judge Suzanne Stovall took my daughter from me & placed her into the mother’s sole custody.
    Symptoms persisted, but her condition is withheld.
    Since infancy, the mother has secreted our daughter to doctors, & medically mistreated her.
    From 2006 to 2008, the mother yo-yoed our daughter on steroids.
    She has neglected her dental care.
    The mother has a history & pattern of medically mistreating her other children with steroids, psychiatric drugs, numerous prescription & OTC medicines, & they have had significant dental issues due to her neglect.
    http://www.courthouseforum.com
    Judge Suzanne Stovall signed a Final Decree to remove me from my daughter, without a trial, without my signature, without my lawyer's signature, & without compelling the mother’s (plaintiff) discovery.
    Despite 3 years of Hearings, Rule 11’s, hundreds of emails/letters/conversations, Judge Suzanne Stovall refused to compel the mother’s discovery, yet granted years of continuances because her discovery was incomplete; including continuing a preferentially set trial.
    All knew how devastating her discovery would be & Judge Suzanne Stovall refused to compel.
    Judge Suzanne Stovall inconsistently ruled on motions, laws, or rules to favor the mother.
    My lawyers complained that she favored the mother.
    Judge Suzanne Stovall ignored the overwhelming certified/certifiable evidence of violence/hostility/aggression/abuse by the mother, her family, & her friends.
    Judge Suzanne Stovall disregarded 3+ years & 300+ exhibited provable charges of Contempt against the mother, including failure to pay child support, interfering with child custody, & worse.
    It required my lawyer’s written threat of a Writ of Habeas Corpus for the mother to surrender our daughter to me.
    I paid the jury fee, & for 3 years, pleaded in vain for a trial or in some way to present a case.
    Judge Suzanne Stovall punished me with over 20% plus $100, monthly child support.
    CISD records, depositions, sworn statements, & other Certified/Certifiable evidence revealed a home with an AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT FELON, wrist CUTTING, daily VIOLENCE, 15y/o runaway, destruction, criminals, drug abuse (METH, COCAINE, XANAX, OXYCOTIN, etc), many police visits & a SEARCH WARRANT confiscated drug paraphernalia, probation violations, multiple sex partners, suspensions for drugs & violence, burglary, vandalism, shootings, disease, fighting, screaming, profanity, pornography (incl BEASTIALITY)


  2. GOOD DAD Says:

    Certified/Certifiable evidence revealed a home with an AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT FELON, wrist CUTTING, daily VIOLENCE, 15y/o runaway, destruction, criminals, drug abuse (METH, COCAINE, XANAX, OXYCOTIN, etc), many police visits & a SEARCH WARRANT confiscated drug paraphernalia, probation violations, multiple sex partners, suspensions for drugs & violence, burglary, vandalism, shootings, disease, fighting, screaming, profanity, pornography (incl BEASTIALITY), boys/men sleeping over, my daughter sleeping at men’s homes, being taught obscene language & gestures, & so much more.
    Aggravated perjury, forged letters, falsified evidence, unsupported/inconsistent/unchallenged false accusations, by the mother, CPS, et al., outweighed exhaustive undisputed facts, certified evidence, sworn statements, & objective/testable/verifiable documentation, disproving the accusations, & proving neglect/ abuse by the mother.
    With the knowledge &/or support of Dr Edward G Silverman, Lynn T Coleman, Theresa Burbank, & Elaine Baggerley, the mother has so thwarted my daughter’s education that, in Kindergarten, at 6½ y/o, she is below District Guidelines.
    At 4 y/o my daughter could count to 29 & to 100 by tens, write her name, recognize most letters, tie her shoes, play checkers, had her own computer w/ games, play card games, front and back flip off a spring board, jump off a 5m platform, swim 100+ ft, & much more.
    At 6½ y/o, she only counts to 12, & she requires special attention, & is a behavioral problem.
    Well known to Edward G Silverman, Lynn Coleman, & Theresa Burbank, the mother provided & reared her young children on GRAPHICALLY SEXUALLY VIOLENT entertainment & since infancy has repeatedly exposed my daughter to the same.
    Well known to several Montgomery Co Courts & Probation, Edward G Silverman, Theresa Burbank, Lynn Coleman, & CPS, the mother’s teens became violent, drug abusing criminals, who attended alternative high schools.
    On their first meeting, Elaine Baggerley of CPS began diagnosing my daughter as ADHD, & more.
    20 months of Theresa Burbank’s therapy & the mother’s sole parenting have resulted in my daughter being referred to a psychiatrist.
    http://local.yahoo.com/info-19096883-teresa-burbank-pc-conroe
    The mother’s family & friends have threatened me at my home & away, & my property has been vandalized.
    I have received harassing, obscene, & middle of the night phone calls.
    The well paid, well insured mother has lived rent & utilities free for 3½ years, but claims to be deep in debt from undisclosed medical expenses.
    The mother has committed tax, CHIPs, Medicaid, & insurance fraud at least since 2003.
    Threats, violence, drugs, promiscuity, crime, lying, etc is normal in the mother’s family & normalized to my daughter.
    There is no history or evidence that I have ever been indecent, violent, destructive, abusive, hostile, drug use, etc.
    My increasing debt exceeds twice my gross annual income.
    Fees & expenses have exceeded 4 times my gross annual income.
    I have recorded nearly every contact with the mother, CPS, ad litem, & many others.
    I will be presenting this case to the Texas: Bar, Commission on Judicial Conduct, Attorneys General, Appellate Courts, Supreme Court, Board of Examiners of Psychologists, TDFPS, malpractice attorneys, etc. & will include:
    medical & doctors records of years of mistreatment
    CPS reports of violence, drugs, medical mistreatment, etc
    psychological evaluations include lying, abuse, etc
    depositions of lying, violence, drug abuse, sex, etc
    CISD records of violence, drugs, sex, etc
    police reports of violence, drugs, shootings, etc
    myspace of violence, drug abuse, sex, pornography, etc
    emails to/from the: ad litem, psychologist, therapist
    I have always loved & wanted my daughter & always will, & I will never, ever, ever give up trying to rescue her.
    Judge Suzanne Stovall: Please right your injustice & return my daughter