Normalcy Teen Plan

Normalcy Teen Plan


The Normalcy Teen Plan is a written plan that outlines the age appropriate activities & responsibilities developed for each youth ages 13-17 in licensed care. IN accordance with Florida Statute, the Teen Plan must be developed in collaboration with the teen, foster parent (caregiver),Family Care Counselor , and Ind. Living case manager, if available. Each Teen Plan is specific to the individual teen and must be reviewed and updated every ninety days, or more often as needed.

Responsibility Precedes Rewards

Teen Participant Name: ______

DOB: ______


  1. Personal Care

‮Bathe Daily/Brush Teeth

‮Wash/Dry Personal Laundry

‮Take Medication/Learn to be responsible for Medical Care

  1. ‮Other:______
  2. ______
  3. ______

2. Chores

‫It is expected that clothes and other items will be put away______daily______weekly (please specify)

‫It is expected that the bed will be made up daily

‫Wash dishes______times per week


‫Feed Pets

‫Yard Work


  1. School/Complete Homework

‮Complete homework as assigned every day


‮Participate in tutoring as assigned


  1. Communication/Development

‮Attends Staffings and Court Hearing

‮DiscussSchool and Career Plans with FCC, Foster parents (Caregivers), Independent Living Staff

‮Communicates with GAL (Guardian ad Litem)______


My FCC’s name is______

Phone number______

My FCC’s Supervisor is ______

Phone number:______

  1. Participates in Independent Living Program Yes or No -

If yes, my Independent. Living CS/CM’s Name is:______

Phone Number:______

Approved activities are the second part of the Normalcy Plan. When the teen demonstrates responsibility by maintaining compliance with their agreed upon Teen Plan, then the foster care provider has the authority to approve the following age- appropriate activities:

The FCC should check those activities the foster care provider may approve:

  1. Suggested activities for Teens ages 13- 14:

‮ Participate in after school academic programs or sports

‮ Participate in activities and functions with friends from school/ other under the supervision of legal guardian or other adult approved by the foster parent provider.



***Foster Parents are required to give a child a monthly cash allowance of $12 ***

  1. Suggested Activities for Teens ages 15-16:

‮ Participate in activities with friends& peers (movies, shopping, attend school events without adult supervision. (should not exceed 3 hours)

‮ Spend the night with friends from school, church and other social groups under the supervision of legal guardian or other adult approved by foster care provider.



***Foster Parents are required to give a child a monthly cash allowance of $12 ***

  1. Suggested activities for Teens ages 16-17

‮ Participate in unsupervised activities including dating as long as the foster care provider can verify friends/dates are from school, church or other approved social group

‮ Participate in unsupervised school functions such as homecoming and prom

‮ Teen has a curfew of: ______weekdays ______Fri&Sat for unsupervised activities

‮ Ride public transportation (if available)

‮ Apply for and get a job

‮ Have a pre- paid cell phone

‮ Use the house telephone for local unsupervised calls between the hours of: weekdays: ______to ______and weekends: ______to ______



***Foster Parents are required to give a child a monthly cash allowance of $12 ***

Agreement and Acknowledgement of Understanding

I participated in the creation of the above agreement and agree to the marked activities. Irealize rewards are obtained by behaving in a responsible manner and the completion of the agreed upon tasks listed on pages 1 and 2 of this Plan.

Teen Participant (Print)______Date: ______


Teen Participant Signature

PFSF Family Care Counselor (Print)______Date: ______


FCC Signature

Foster Care Provider (Print)______Date: ______


Foster Care Provider Signature

Independent Living Staff(Print)______Date: ______


Independent Living Staff Signature

409.1451 Independent living transition services.--


(a)It is the intent of the Legislature for the Department of Children and Family Services to assist older children in foster care and young adults who exit foster care at age 18 in making the transition to independent living and self-sufficiency as adults. The department shall provide such children and young adults with opportunities to participate in life skills activities in their foster families and communities which are reasonable and appropriate for their respective ages or for any special needs they may have and shall provide them with services to build life skills and increase their ability to live independently and become self-sufficient. To support the provision of opportunities for participation in age-appropriate life skills activities, the department shall:

1.Develop a list of age-appropriate activities and responsibilities to be offered to all children involved in independent living transition services and their foster parents.

2.Provide training for staff and foster parents to address the issues of older children in foster care in transitioning to adulthood, which shall include information on high school completion, grant applications, vocational school opportunities, supporting education and employment opportunities, and opportunities to participate in appropriate daily activities.

3.Develop procedures to maximize the authority of foster parents or caregivers to approve participation in age-appropriate activities of children in their care. The age-appropriate activities and the authority of the foster parent or caregiver shall be developed into a written plan that the foster parent or caregiver, the child, and the case manager all develop together, sign, and follow. This plan must include specific goals and objectives and be reviewed and updated no less than quarterly. Foster parents or caregivers who have developed a written plan as described in this subparagraph shall not be held responsible under administrative rules or laws pertaining to state licensure or have their licensure status in any manner jeopardized as a result of the actions of a child engaged in the approved age-appropriate activities specified in the written plan.

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