I. Assessments

All children must receive a developmentally appropriate comprehensive assessment not later than the 45th day after the date a child enters the conservatorship of DFPS. Tex. Fam. Code § 266.012(a).

The assessment must include:

•   A screening for trauma; and

•   Interviews with individuals who have knowledge of the child's needs. Tex. Fam. Code § 266.012(a).

For more information, including other assessments such as Texas Health Steps and Required Medical Exams, see the Bench Book chapter Health Care for Texas Children in Foster Care: STAR Health.