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Draft Policies for Public Comment

Draft Policy for 30 Day Comment - Language Access Policy

In this draft Expectant and Pregnant Parenting Policy, ACS aims to empower expectant and parenting youth involved in the child welfare system through individualized youth development and therapeutic interventions that promote prenatal and postnatal health and maximize the potential for quality caretaking of infants and toddlers by parenting youth.

ACS acknowledges the challenges faced by many young parents in foster care. Although young parents in foster care have the same rights to the custody of their children as parents not in foster care, they may experience greater difficulty in accessing supportive services. ACS expects provider agency staff to work with youth to develop buffers against the effects of adverse experiences while supporting youth in making informed and healthy decisions and choices and connecting them to high-quality services that promote safety and health.

All comments should be sent to by close of business on June 5, 2021.

Following a review of the submitted comments, this policy will be issued as final and the case practice expectations and requirements articulated within will become effective.

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