B. Mandatory Findings

During a Status Hearing, the court shall make findings as to whether:

Special Issue: DFPS is required to involve the parents in developing the Service Plan. Tex. Fam. Code § 263.102(a)(3). Parent attorneys are entitled to attend any case staffing in which the parent is invited to participate, including to develop a family service plan. Tex. Fam. Code §107.0131(a)(2)(F). Courts might consider whether DFPS has involved counsel for the child and whether the parent has substantial input as to what services are appropriate to help the family reunify and ensure the child’s well-being. Courts might also consider including language which takes into account the individualized needs and circumstances of the family and the reasons the child was removed rather than the use of boilerplate language.