Understanding Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP)
Under the Family First Prevention Services Act 


Carrie Mason,
Program Attorney for the Tennessee Court Improvement Program
Sammi Maifair, Senior Associate Counsel with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Tony Nease, Program Director 3 with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, State Liaison Officer with the Children's Bureau

In this session, attorneys who practice at Juvenile Court will learn about and understand Qualified Residential Treatment Programs.  The importance of judicial oversight and attorney advocacy for children and families will be discussed when a residential treatment program is under consideration for the placement of  a youth.  The new Bench Card will be explained as it is a valuable tool for both attorneys and judicial officers. 

CLE:  This course has been approved for 1.50 hours of general CLE credit. 

  • The approved CLE for this training includes an additional 15 minutes (.25 credit hour) to include time to complete the Pre-Training Quiz and Survey, and Post-Training Quiz, CLE Request and Training Evaluation.  Kindly take your  time to offer thoughtful responses to the questions.
  • Partial Credit is not given for distance learning courses.  
  • CLE for completed on-demand distance learning courses is reported one time, regardless of calendar year.
  • Pre-Training Quiz questions allow us gauge the understanding of the topic before viewing the material.  Please answer each question with your current understanding of the topic.  Quiz questions are reviewed for data purposes and do not affect the reporting of your CLE hours.  

To continue, please complete the Pre-Training Quiz and Survey, and click "Continue to Training Presentation" at the bottom of the page.   You will be directed to the video presentation and training materials.


Information and Pre-Training Quiz




Acknowledgment - Action required below

CLE credit for On Demand Distance Learning courses is based on both content and time spent viewing the course. In order to receive CLE credit for the course, I understand I must complete and submit Pre-training Quiz and Survey,  view the course in its entirety, and complete the Post-training training quiz and evaluation. (The CIP can monitor the amount of time spent on viewing the course. Partial CLE credit will not be submitted.)  Please initial below to acknowledge the viewing requirement.

1. The QRTP process described in the recording applies only to children eligible under Title IV-E and from which DCS is receiving IV-E dollars.
2. CANS must be completed and reviewed by the Qualified Individual (Vanderbilt Center of Excellence Consultant) within how many days?
3. Which of the items below is not a required part of the judicial review?
4.Within how many days of QRTP placement must the judicial officer review that placement:
5. Please explain your primary reasons for taking this training:


Pre-Training Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the Pre-Training Survey.  Your responses will help us in planning future training opportunities and programs that relate directly to your practice in the Child Welfare System.  

If you have already completed the survey, or would prefer to not complete it, please select the appropriate response below.  You can then scroll to the bottom of the page to "Contnue to Training Presentation" to procced with the training.

1. Your professional role in Child Welfare (Please select all that apply) :

4.  In which county(ies) do you primarily practice?  Please indicate up to three counties.
*Kindly refrain from answering with "Tennessee."

5. How long have you worked in the child welfare system?
6. Would you like to receive future email correspondence regarding training and other activities sponsored by the Court Improvement Program?
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