For purposes of the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act:
(1) Age or developmentally appropriate means activities or items that are generally accepted as suitable for a child of
the same chronological age or level of maturity or that are determined to be developmentally
appropriate for a child, based on the development of cognitive, emotional, physical,
and behavioral capacities that are typical for an age or age group and, in the case
of a specific child, activities or items that are suitable for the child based on
the developmental stages attained by the child with respect to the cognitive, emotional,
physical, and behavioral capacities of the child;
(2) Caregiver means a foster parent with whom a child in foster care has been placed or a designated
official for a child-care institution in which a child in foster care has been placed;
(3) Child-care institution has the definition found in 42 U.S.C. 672(c), as such section existed on January 1, 2016, and also includes the definition of
residential child-caring agency as found in section 71-1926;
(4) Department means the Department of Health and Human Services;
(5) Foster family home has the definition found in 42 U.S.C. 672(c), as such section existed on January 1, 2017, and also includes the definition as
found in section 71-1901;
(6) Probation means the Office of Probation Administration; and
(7) Reasonable and prudent parent standard means the standard characterized by careful and sensible parental decisions that
maintain the health, safety, and best interest of a child while at the same time encouraging
the emotional and developmental growth of the child that a caregiver shall use when
determining whether to allow a child in foster care under the responsibility of the
state to participate in extracurricular, enrichment, cultural, and social activities.
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