The Path to Permanency. Melissa D. Carter Committee on Justice for Children Parent Attorney Conference May 8-9, 2007. 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.
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Melissa D. Carter
Committee on Justice for Children
Parent Attorney Conference
May 8-9, 2007
This training will focus on achieving timely permanency.
OUTCOME: The final result you are trying to achieve (or that was achieved)
Example: Finalized Adoption
OBJECTIVE: A required or recommended interim goal toward the achievement of the desired outcome.
Example: Termination of parental rights
ACTION STEP: Plans, conversations, reports, court appearances and decisions that are undertaken to achieve objectives.
Example: Diligent search for parents
All of the above PLUS:
“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