The Path to Permanency. Hall County Justice For Children Summit October 9, 2008. Why do you care about Permanency?. Outcomes for children and youth in foster care Requirement of federal (ASFA) and state law Federal audits (Title IV-E, CFSR, etc.) ASFA (1997)
Justice For Children Summit
October 9, 2008
The movement to a outcome based system means that child welfare professionals must find ways to incorporate their good clinical skills with a outcomes management approach.
This training will focus on achieving timely permanency.
All of the above PLUS:
Child is returned to the birth parent.
Barriers to reunification:
The social and legal process designed to establish a new
legal family giving a child the same rights and benefits of
those born into a family.
When is Adoption an appropriate permanency plan?
is necessary and sanctioned by the court
family life and a home of his/her own
Guardianship is granted to a relative or non-relative for a child who is:
Why Select Guardianship?
Barriers to achieving permanency through Guardianship:
The development of a relationship between a related adult and child that is permanent.
Why Select Placement with Fit and Willing Relative?
Child/Youth remains in agency custody until he/she reaches age of majority.
Why Select APPLA as the Permanency Plan?
“Listen to us. Find out what our style is. Talk to other people that know us, if we say it’s okay. Check with us about things. Remember the motto, ‘Nothing About Me Without Me!’ Don’t make choices for us or make fun of us. Know that we have thoughts, feelings, and ideas just like you.”Sara Erstad-Landis, “What I Would Like to Say to Lawyers,” Youth Law News
Poetic - Ronald, age 18