2017 ORS 418.975¹
Definitions for ORS 418.975 to 418.985

This section is repealed
Effective January 1, 2020
Relating to youth with specialized needs; creating new provisions; and repealing ORS 418.975, 418.977, 418.980, 418.982 and 418.985.

As used in ORS 418.975 (Definitions for ORS 418.975 to 418.985) to 418.985 (Children’s Wraparound Initiative Advisory Committee):

(1) “Cultural competence” means accepting and respecting diversity and differences in a continuous process of self-assessment and reflection on one’s personal and organizational perceptions of the dynamics of culture.

(2) “Family” includes, with respect to a youth:

(a) A biological or legal parent;

(b) A sibling;

(c) An individual related by blood, marriage or adoption;

(d) A foster parent;

(e) A legal guardian;

(f) A caregiver;

(g) An individual with a significant social relationship with the youth; and

(h) Any person who provides natural, formal or informal support to the youth that the youth identifies as important.

(3) “Family-run organization” means a private nonprofit entity organized for the purpose of serving families with a youth who has a serious emotional disorder. The entity must:

(a) Have a governing board in which a majority of the members are family members of a youth with a serious emotional disorder; and

(b) Give a preference to family members in hiring decisions for the entity.

(4) “Identified population” means youth who have or are at risk of developing emotional, behavioral or substance use related needs, and who are involved with two or more systems of care.

(5) “Partner agency” includes the Department of Education, Oregon Youth Authority, Department of Human Services, Early Learning Division, Youth Development Division, Oregon Health Authority and other appropriate agencies involved in the system of care.

(6) “Services and supports” means public, private and community resources that assist youth in the achievement of positive outcomes.

(7) “System of care” means a coordinated network of services including education, child welfare, public health, primary care, pediatric care, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, substance use treatment, developmental disability services and any other services and supports to the identified population that integrates care planning and management across multiple levels, that is culturally and linguistically competent, that is designed to build meaningful partnerships with families and youth in the delivery and management of services and the development of policy and that has a supportive policy and management infrastructure.

(8) “Wraparound” means a definable, team-based planning process involving a youth and the youth’s family that results in a unique set of community services and services and supports individualized for that youth and family to achieve a set of positive outcomes.

(9) “Youth” means an individual 18 years of age or younger. [2009 c.540 §1; 2011 c.720 §158; 2012 c.37 §58; 2013 c.623 §16; 2013 c.624 §33]

Note: 418.975 (Definitions for ORS 418.975 to 418.985) to 418.985 (Children’s Wraparound Initiative Advisory Committee) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 418 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Children’s Services Division employees removed plaintiffs’ child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investiga­tion, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children’s Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 418—Child Welfare Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.