Referrals are made by the assigned ICWA social worker, Navajo Nation Regional Division of Social Services offices, and/or other social services entities on active cases with a plan for temporary or permanent placement.
A worker will be assigned to assist the relative family in fulfilling requirements for a kinship home study report.
The family will be responsible in completing and submitting all required documents.
Once documents are returned to Dept. of Family Service and the criminal background results are received by Dept. of Family Service, the APSS worker will schedule a home interview.
After the home interview is conducted and home study is completed, the case is returned to the referral source.
A completed home study report is usually current for 2 years; with any changes the home study report will need to be updated with an Addendum.
The Home Study Report is scheduled to be completed in 120 days, the applicant's assistance and participant in finalizing their home study is crucial.