Saturday, February 21, 2009
A new case worker for Boo.
I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not, but Boo's case worker (the one she had from day one) quit.  I guess it shouldn't have come as a shock that she'd find a different job, there's a high burn-out rate for CPS workers and she lasted much longer than most, but it took us by surprise when she told us.

The original case worker left her job at the end of January and we were waiting to see when we'd hear from the new one.  We were hoping we wouldn't have any troubles with taking Boo to Hawaii with us, since the first case worker gave us written permission to do so.

Well, we've just now heard from the new case worker (22 days after she started).  She called to schedule a home visit with us.  I had to tell her that we couldn't do one next week as she'd requested because we're still in Hawaii.

Sadly, she didn't even know we were in Hawaii.  Apparently there was very little transition between the old case worker and the new case worker, so she had no idea that Boo was out of the state!

We're not in trouble, we had everything in writing for approval, but she seemed a bit flustered that she didn't realize this until I told her.

We've scheduled a home visit for the week after we return.

Did I mention that the new case worker sounds like she's about 16 years old?  Oy Vey!

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At 7:21 PM, Blogger Mrs. Breum said...

oh, ugh! how can they not pass along info? we had a very similar situation when we got a new worker in January. Hope the rest of your trip is great. Love your blog- so great to "know" someone going through similar things!

At 11:28 PM, Blogger Julie said...

I don't understand how they couldn't know where she way. scary stuff!

Hey, looks like lots of fun in the sun. I am very jealous!

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Lovingmyamazinglife said...

What a pain.They never know anything it seems.I 1/2 way wish kiddo would get a new worker,as we don't like her current ones very much.

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Dearest Jessica said...

oh my...

I never get to read your blog anymore. I am going to try again to loag it to google reader. For some reason it does not load on my home computer.
Your trips sounds fun.

At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is lots of turnover for therapists so the situation you describe does not surprise me.

I have learned from a couple of experiences that voices on the phone are not reliable indicators of age. I'll hope this is the case for you. Maturity is definitely an asset. Speaking as an old person, chkl.


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