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Adoption

• Adoption Program Statement - DHS Pub-255 PDF icon

• Adoption Program Statement - DHS Pub-255-SP PDF icon

• Adoption Program Statement - DHS Pub-255-AR PDF icon

• Release Of Information - DHS Pub-439 PDF icon

• Release Of Information - DHS Pub-439-SP PDF icon

• Release Of Information - DHS Pub-439-AR PDF icon

• Michigan's Adoption Subsidy Program - DHS Pub-538 PDF icon

• Michigan's Adoption Subsidy Program - DHS Pub-538-SP PDF icon

• Michigan's Adoption Subsidy Program - DHS Pub-538-AR PDF icon

• Adopting a Child in Michigan - DHS Pub-823 PDF icon

• Adopting a Child in Michigan - DHS Pub-823-SP PDF icon

• Adopting a Child in Michigan - DHS Pub-823-AR PDF icon

• Adoption and Adoption Subsidy Forms


Adult

• Adult Protective Services Program Pamphlet - DHS PUB-5 PDF icon

• HIV AIDS Advocacy Services - DHS Pub-190 PDF icon

• Adult Foster Care Brochure - DHS Pub-371 PDF icon

• Home Help Services - DHS Pub-815 PDF icon


Cash Assistance

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010-SP PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010-AR PDF icon

• DHS Can Help with Temporary Assistance - DHS Pub-783 PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010 PDF icon

• Reporting Changes on Your Assistance Case - DHS Pub-280 PDF icon

• Reportando Cambios - DHS Pub-280-SP PDF icon


Child Care

• Child Development and Care (CDC) Handbook PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010-SP PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010-AR PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010 PDF icon

• I-Billing for Child Care Step-By-Step Instructions for Providers - DHS-Pub-125 PDF icon

• I-Billing for Providers, Most Frequently Asked Questions - DHS Pub-127 PDF icon

• I-Billing para Proveedores, Preguntas más Frecuentes - DHS Pub-127-SP PDF icon

• I-Billing for Providers Most Frequently Asked Questions - DHS-PUB-0127-AR. PDF icon

• Reporting Changes on Your Assistance Case - DHS Pub-280 PDF icon

• Reportando Cambios - DHS Pub-280-SP PDF icon


Child Support

• DHS Child Support Form and Publication Order Form - DHS-1454 PDF icon

• Understanding Child Support: A Handbook for Parents - DHS Pub-748 PDF icon Provides a full description of the child support program.

• Entendiendo El Sostenimiento para Niños Un Manual para Padres - DHS Pub-748-SP PDF icon Proporciona una descripción completa del programa de manutención de niños.

• What Every Parent Should Know About Establishing Paternity - DHS Pub-780 PDF icon Provides a full description of the importance of paternity.

• Lo Que Cada Padre Debe Saber Sobre Estableciendo la Paternidad - DHS Pub 780-SP PDF icon Proporciona una descripción completa de la importancia de la paternidad.

• Fatherhood - DHS Pub-806 PDF icon Questions and answers for new dads.

• Prueba de Paternidad de DNA - DHS Pub-865-SP PDF icon Preguntas y respuestas sobre pruebas de paternidad de ADN.

• DNA Paternity Testing - DHS Pub-865 PDF icon Questions and answers about DNA Paternity Testing.


Children's Protective Services

• Child Protection Law - DHS Pub-3 PDF icon

• Medical Child Abuse: A Collaborative Approach to Investigation, Assessment and Intervention - DHS Pub-17 PDF icon

• Absent Parent Protocol PDF icon

• DHS Human Trafficking Protocol PDF icon

• Parent's Guide to Working with Foster Care - DHS-Pub-31 PDF icon

• Children's Protective Services Field Guide - DHS Pub-108 PDF icon

• Mandated Reporters' Resource Guide - DHS Pub-112 PDF icon

• Guía de Recursos Deinformantes Obligatorios - DHS Pub 112-SP PDF icon

• Mandated Reporters' Resource Guide (Arabic Version) - DHS Pub-112-AR PDF icon

• A Parent's Guide to Working with Children's Protective Services DHS Pub-137 PDF icon

• High Risk PA 116 Special Investigations Instructions For Notifying Parents - DHS Pub-216 PDF icon

• Notification To Parents Of A High Risk PA 116 Special Investigation - DHS Pub-217 PDF icon

• Michigan Child Injury & Death Coordinated and Comprehensive Investigation Resource Protocol - DHS Pub-267 PDF icon

• Relative Caregiver Resources & Responsibilities - DHS Pub-457 PDF icon

• Parent's Guide to Children's Protective Services - DHS Pub-460 PDF icon

• Una Guía de Padres para Trabajar con los Servicios de Protección de sus Hijos - DHS Pub-460-SP PDF icon

• Forensic Interviewing Protocol - DHS Pub-779 PDF icon

• A Model Child Abuse Protocol - DHS Pub-794 PDF icon

• Family Matters-Keeping Children Safe - DHS Pub-881 PDF icon

• Central Registry Clearance Request - DHS-1929

• CPS Methamphetamine Protocol PDF icon


Domestic Violence

• Dating Violence Youth Education Package - DHS Pub-224 PDF icon Background Information, Lesson Plans, Educator Sheets, Student Surveys and Handouts - 1,591 KB

• Is Someone Hurting You or Your Children? - DHS Pub-859 PDF icon


Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

• Earned Income Tax Credit Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - DHS-3043 PDF icon


Emergency Services

• Application for State Emergency Relief - DHS-1514 PDF icon

• Application for State Emergency Relief - DHS-1514-SP PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010-SP PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010-AR PDF icon

• DHS Can Help with Temporary Assistance - DHS Pub-783 PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010 PDF icon

• You and Your Energy Bills - DHS Pub-631 PDF icon

• Notice to Potential Home Heating Credit Recipients - DHS Pub-788 PDF icon

• Aviso A Los Recipientes Potenciales Del Credito Para La Calefacción Del Hogar - DHS Pub-788-SP PDF icon


Food Assistance

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010-SP PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010-AR PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010 PDF icon

• How Do I Apply for Food Assistance - DHS Pub-113 PDF icon

• How Do I Apply for Food Assistance Benefits in Michigan - DHS Pub-113-SP PDF icon

• How Do I Apply for Food Assistance - DHS Pub-113-AR PDF icon

• Reporting Changes on Your Assistance Case - DHS Pub-280 PDF icon

• Reportando Cambios - DHS Pub-280-SP PDF icon

• Michigan Combined Application Project - DHS Pub-500 PDF icon

• Your Rights and Responsibilities - DHS Pub-521 PDF icon

• Expedited Food Assistance - DHS Pub-716 PDF icon

• Expedited Food Assistance (Servicio Rápido de Beneficios de Asistencia de Alimentos) - DHS Pub-716-SP/AR PDF icon

• DHS Can Help with Temporary Assistance - DHS Pub-783 PDF icon

• Notice to Potential Home Heating Credit Recipients - DHS Pub-788 PDF icon

• Aviso A Los Recipientes Potenciales Del Credito Para La Calefacción Del Hogar - DHS Pub-788-SP PDF icon

• MI Bridges Food Assistance Self Service - DHS Pub-5062 PDF icon


Foster Care

• Absent Parent Protocol PDF icon

• A Handbook for Youth in Foster Care DHS Pub-0089 PDF icon

• Addressing the Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care in Michigan PDF icon

• Relative Caregiving: What You Need to Know DHS-114 PDF icon

• Making the Decision to Become a Child's Permanent Family - DHS Pub-140 PDF icon

• Financial Aid Information for Foster Youth, Pub-150 PDF icon

• A Foster Youth's Guide to Preparing for Health Care Emergencies - DHS Pub-161 PDF icon

• Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care - DHS Pub-161-SP PDF icon

• Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care - DHS-Pub-161-AR PDF icon

• A Guide For Caregiving Families - DHS Pub-165 PDF icon

• Foster Care Transitional Medicaid - DHS Pub-193 PDF icon

• Residential Placement Exception Request DHS-396 PDF icon

• Foster Care Placement Exception Request DHS-399 PDF icon

• Relative Caregiver Resources & Responsibilities - DHS Pub-457 PDF icon

• Michigan National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Outcomes Survey - DHS Pub-562

• Michigan National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Outcomes Survey - DHS Pub-562-SP

• Michigan National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Outcomes Survey - DHS Pub-562-AR

• Children Need a Loving Home - Share Yours, Become a Foster Parent - DHS Pub-650 PDF icon

• National Youth in Transition Database Services Questionnaire DHS-679 PDF icon

• Open Case Youth In Transition Eligibility Checklist DHS-722-O PDF icon

• Closed Case Youth In Transition Eligibility Checklist DHS-722-C PDF icon

• Foster Care Agency/Provider Payment Handbook - DHS Pub-843 PDF icon

• Important Information for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care DHS-858 PDF icon

• Semi-Annual Transition Plan Report DHS-901 PDF icon

• 90-Day Discharge Plan Report DHS-902 PDF icon

• Foster Care Education Records Release - DHS-942 PDF icon

• Service Youth Profile Report DHS-4713 PDF icon


Juvenile Guardianship

• Making The Decision To Become A Child's permanent Family DHS-Pub-140 PDF icon

• Juvenile Guardianship Assistance Program DHS-Pub-162 PDF icon

• Juvenile Guardianship Forms


Licensing - Adult Foster Care & Homes for the Aged

• Adult Foster Care Facility Licensing Act 218 of 1979 BCAL PUB-39 PDF icon

• Licensing Rules for Adult Foster Care Family Homes - BCAL PUB-332 PDF icon

• Licensing Rules for Adult Foster Care Small Group Homes (12 or less) - BCAL PUB-333 PDF icon

• Licensing Rules for Adult Foster Care Large Group Homes (13-20) - BCAL PUB-334 PDF icon

• Licensing Rules for Adult Foster Care Congregate Facilities (21 or more) - BCAL PUB-335 PDF icon

• Certification of Specialized Programs Offered in Adult Foster Care Home to Clients with Mental Illness or Developmental Disability - BCAL PUB-336 PDF icon

• Licensing Rules for Homes for the Aged - BCAL PUB-337 PDF icon

• Homes for the Aged Public Health Code (excerpt) Act 368 of 1978 - BCAL PUB-338 PDF icon

• License Renewal Inspections BCAL PUB-339 PDF icon

• Good Moral Character - BCAL-PUB-673 PDF icon


Licensing - Child Care

• Working With Children Who Have Special Needs - BCAL PUB-96 PDF icon

• Managing Communicable Diseases in Child Care Settings - BCAL PUB-111 PDF icon

• Snacks That Count - BCAL PUB-242 PDF icon

• Use of Indoor Space and Equipment PDF icon

• Social-Emotional Health and School Readiness - A Guide for Parents with Children Birth to Age 5 PDF icon

• Animals and Children: Friends or Foes? - BCAL PUB-685 PDF icon

• Toilet Learning and the Toddler - BCAL PUB-686 PDF icon

• Keeping Track at all Times: Preventing Lost Children - BCAL PUB-687 PDF icon

• Biting: What Can I Do To Stop It - BCAL PUB-688 PDF icon

• Fussy Baby - BCAL PUB-689 PDF icon

• Reglas De Licenciamiento Para Casas De Cuidado Familiar Y De Grupo - BCAL PUB-724-SP PDF icon

• Licensing Rules for Family and Group Child Care Homes - BCAL PUB-724 PDF icon

• A Guide to Filing a Complaint Against a Licensed Child Care Provider - BCAL PUB-811 PDF icon


Licensing - Child Welfare

• Licensing Rules for Children's and Adult Foster Care Camps - BCAL PUB-98 PDF icon

• Camper Management Manual - OCAL PUB-31 PDF icon

• Licensing Rules for Foster Family Homes and Foster Family Group Homes for Children - BCAL-PUB-10 PDF icon


Medical Services

• Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs Application - DCH-1426 Michigan Department of Community Health offers several medical assistance programs. Each program covers different groups of people and each program has different eligibility requirements.

• DHS Can Help with Temporary Assistance - DHS Pub-783 PDF icon

• Reporting Changes on Your Assistance Case - DHS Pub-280 PDF icon

• Reportando Cambios - DHS Pub-280-SP PDF icon


Other

• Assistance Application DHS-1171

• Change Request - DHS-2240 PDF icon

• Change Request - DHS-2240-SP PDF icon

• Trend Report of Key Program Statistics - DHS Pub-64

• Green Book Report of Key Program Statistics - DHS Pub-67

• DHS Can Help with Temporary Assistance - DHS Pub-783 PDF icon

• Important Things About Programs and Services - DHS Pub-1010 PDF icon

• Voter Registration Application and Michigan Driver License/Personal Identification Card Address Change Form - NSP-0938-B PDF icon

• Solicitud de Registración del Votante y Licencia de Manejar de Michigan/Instrucciones de la Forma para Cambiar su Dirección en su Tarjeta de Identificación Personal - NSP-0938B-SP PDF icon

• Program Statistics - DHS Pub-170

• Americans With Disabilities Act: Knowing Your Rights - DHS Pub 259 PDF icon

• Biennial Report - DHS Pub-325 (2009-2010) PDF icon

• What You Need to Know About DHS Pub-467 PDF icon Spanish

• Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber Sobre DHS - Pub-467-SP PDF icon

• Help Is Available (Ayuda es Disponible) - DHS Pub-478-EN/SP/AR PDF icon

• Right to Apply - DHS Pub-765 PDF icon

• Derecho de Aplicar - DHS Pub-765-SP PDF icon

• Information Packet - DHS Pub-790 (August 2012) PDF icon

• Information Packet - DHS Pub-790 (August 2011) PDF icon

• Information Packet - DHS Pub-790 (August 2010) PDF icon

• Information Packet - DHS Pub-790 (October 2009) PDF icon

• Information Packet - DHS Pub-790 (April 2008) PDF icon

• Information Packet - DHS Pub-790 (June 2007) PDF icon

• Information Packet - DHS Pub-790 (May 2005) PDF icon


Safe Delivery

• ¿qué voy a hacer? - DHS Pub-864-SP PDF icon Safe Delivery publication in Spanish

• What am I going to do? - DHS Pub-864 PDF icon Safe Delivery Program, encourages teens and young adults to consider a safe alternative to abandonment and answers questions about the Safe Delivery law.

• Safe Delivery Program FACT Sheet - DHS Pub-867 PDF icon Program FACT Sheet, describes the intent of the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law.

• Programma de Entrega Segura Hoja de Hechos - DHS Pub-867-SP PDF icon Un Folleto de Programa, describe la intención de la Entrega Segura de la Ley de Recién Nacidos.




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