CRP offers technical assistance for providers and DCBS workers to help with questions about
diagnoses, treatment, planning and placement. The purpose of technical assistance is to improve
the quality of service to children in DCBS care. Often providers and DCBS workers are responsible
for children with many problems, several diagnoses and complex treatment needs. Technical assistance
can be useful when you are responsible for a child who is not making progress in a placement.
CRP is there to help providers and DCBS workers be informed, effective advocates for the
children and families that they serve. Technical assistance from CRP is available about large or
small issues. Technical assistance may be obtained by calling CRP and asking to speak with the Clinical
Reviewer on call. This person may discuss the case with you or arrange consultation from other members
of the clinical team.
Technical assistance can be provided by phone with a follow-up written response, which will
include a place for the recipient to respond to the technical assistance. In some cases you may
wish to ask for more intensive case review.
Intensive case review
CRP conducts more intensive case reviews upon request. The provider or DCBS worker and CRP
staff will work together to clearly state the concerns and provide as much background as possible,
in order to obtain information that best meets the needs of the child and family. The provider's
staff and the DCBS worker may be requested to be present in person or by telephone. A written
report and follow-up will be provided.