Family Wellness Plan/Plan of Safe Care Resources for Providers

Implementing Plans of Safe Care – Videos by Experts in the Field:

This four-part series on implementing Plans of Safe Care and Family Care Plans is from the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), with support from the Vermont Oxford Network (VON). These videos examine how healthcare providers play a role in improving outcomes for infants, parents, and families affected by prenatal substance exposure.

Plenary Sessions from the 2022-2023 National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) Policy Academy:

Where can I find a Family Wellness Plan template?

For more information:

  • Building a Plan of Safe Care in the Medical Setting 
    • What is a Plan of Safe Care (POSC)?
    • Who could benefit from a Plan of Safe Care?
    • Who develops and adds to the POSC?
    • Where can I find a POSC template?
    • Which families require a POSC?
    • When is a report to Social Services required?
    • How do I determine if safety risks exist?
  • 5 Ways to Improve Care Using Plans of Safe Care
    • Implement Universal Screening
    • Take a Family-Centered Approach
    • Disrupt Stigma
    • Plan for Transitions/Discharge Planning
    • Advance Equity and Inclusion

Referrals for Family Wellness Plan (FWP) Support

Health care providers can refer families to HCA Community & Nursing Services (Pregnant and Parenting Support Programs; 714-834-7747) to assist with the FWP by providing coordination, follow-up and linkages.