25.   Relationship with Primary Caregiver

The Primary Caregiver is the primary adult who has caregiver responsibilities, and who is included on the service plan. How do the youth and primary caregiver get along? Are there problems between youth and primary caregiver? How is the communication between the youth and the caretaker? Has there ever been any violence0-   No action needed.  The relationship is positive.

1 –   Let’s watch/Wait.  Youth and the caregiver have some mild relationship problems.  Youth may have mild attachment problems with the caregiver. Youth has some inability to turn to this caregiver for comfort and/or guidance.

2 –   Help is needed.  Youth has a negative relationship with this caregiver.  The youth has some attachment difficulties where they can’t turn to the primary caregiver for comfort and/or guidance.  Communication is limited.

3 –   Help is needed now/immediately.  There is no ongoing relationship or there is an unstable relationship with the primary caregiver.  Youth appears to be unable to attach to this caregiver.  Violence between youth and primary caregiver has occurred.

NA- Youth is living in a congregate care environment.