Applicant File Review
Health Care Needs Assessment and Direct Threat Assessment
Needs assessment and direct threat-related webinars
Applicant file review is the process by which the center reviews applicant files to determine whether or not the individual’s health care needs exceeds those of basic care or if the individual poses a direct threat to self or others. Because file review can be a complex process, it is essential that all centers use the same process and documentation. An effective file review process requires cooperation between admissions counselors (ACs), records staff, and health and wellness staff.
Policy & Directives
Job Corps Policy
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Forms & Documents
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Examples of Completed Health Care Needs and Direct Threat Assessments
Regional Health Specialist Applicant File Review
Health Care Needs Assessment (HCNA)
National Health & Wellness Conference — November 2011
Experience Matters: Learning Lab for File Reviews, Direct Threat Assessments, and Health Care Needs Assessments
Handouts: Handout #1: Direct Threat Assessment Form; Handout #2: Health Care Needs Assessment Form; Handout #3: Sample Health Care Needs Assessment Narrative
Valerie Cherry, PhD, Lead Mental Health Specialist, Humanitas, Inc.; Helena Mackenzie, PhD, Mental Health Specialist, Humanitas, Inc.
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- Mastering the Center AFR Process: Increasing Understanding and Improving Efficiency of Applicant File Clinical Review and Reasonable Accommodation Processes
Date: October 7, 2019
This webinar provides a detailed explanation of the steps involved in applicant file review (AFR). It includes both process and clinical review requirements and considerations, from start to finish, along with the use of real center scenarios.
- All You Ever Wanted to Know About Applicant File Review and TEAP
Date: June 5 & 6, 2018
Purpose: This webinar will review the criteria to be considered a person with a disability if the applicant has a diagnosis of some type of substance use disorder related to their alcohol and/or drug use. We will discuss how to complete the interactive interview process for both a clinical as well as reasonable accommodation perspective. The focus will be on the successful completion of health care needs and direct threat assessments. This webinar is a unique opportunity to hear jointly from TEAP Specialists and Disability Coordinators.
- Conducting the Health Care Needs Assessment of Applicants with Mental Health Conditions
Date: June 14th, 2017
Purpose: This webinar will review sample cases and discuss the process and clinical aspects critical to completing Health Care Needs Assessments for applicants with mental health conditions.
Handout 1: Sample Form for Individualized Health Care Needs Assessment
Handout 2: CMHC File Review Tip Sheet
- All you ever wanted to know about Applicant File Review and TEAP
Date: June 8 & 9, 2016
Purpose: This webinar will review the criteria to be considered a person with a disability if the applicant has a diagnosis of some type of substance use disorder related to their alcohol and/or drug use. We will discuss how to complete the interactive interview process for both a clinical as well as reasonable accommodation perspective. The focus will be on the successful completion of health care needs and direct threat assessments.
- Applicant File Review: Conducting the Interview of Applicants with Mental Health Histories
Date: October 21, 2015
Purpose: This webinar is designed specifically for CMHCs, but other staff are invited to attend. It will review the purpose of the applicant interview and outline the critical clinical areas that should be covered when a mental health history has been disclosed. The webinar will also address what types of questions should not be asked and provide a sample of an applicant interview summary.
- Let's Figure It Out Together: Increasing Understanding and Improving Efficiency with the Applicant File Review Process
Date: October 7 & 8, 2015
Purpose: This webinar will provide a detailed explanation of the steps involved applicant file review (AFR), inclusive of both process and clinical review requirements and considerations, from start to finish and with the use of examples. This will be based on current Policy and Requirement Handbook (PRH) policies that guide the applicant file review process at the center level.
- Guidance on the Revised Appendix 609 Direct Threat Assessment and Appendix 610 Health Care Needs Assessment
Date: September 4, 2013
Purpose: This webinar provides an overview of the recent changes to PRH Appendices 609 and 610, which were released as part of Job Corps PRH Change Notice 13-02. Guidance is provided on how to conduct the assessments and thoroughly complete the revised forms. Specific medical, mental health, and substance use examples are offered.
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