Transition to Adulthood  



    Family Safety and Preservation Program


    65C-28.009Transition to Adulthood


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 45 No. 70, April 10, 2019 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

    65C-28.009 Transition to Adulthood.

    (1) Beginning at age 13, children and young adults in out-of-home care require additional support and coordination necessary to develop the skills to successfully transition to adulthood. The additional supports and coordination are typically provided through independent living services programs; however, most life skills will be developed through normal day to day activities in the children and young adults natural living environments.

    (a) through (c) No change.

    (d) Both independent living informal and formal needs assessments of life skill competency must be completed to determine the child’s or young adult’s strengths and needs.

    1. Informal assessments shall be conducted monthly during routine home visits to evaluate progress of the skills developed based on the child’s or young adult’s participation in age-appropriate life activities as defined in sections 39.4091 and 409.145, F.S. Informal assessments shall be documented on the “Life Skills Progress Documentation Log,” CF-FSP 5444, Apr 2019, incorporated by reference and available at

    2. Formal assessments shall be administered using a practice tool are designed to take inventory of the child or young adult’s strengths and needs regarding independent living skills and assess independent living skills competency. The child welfare professional may utilize the child’s or young adult’s case records or other life skills assessment tools to conduct the assessment.

    a. through b. No change.

    3. through 5. No change.

    (3) through (7) No change.

Document Information

Related Rules: (1)
65C-28.009. Adolescent Services