Youth Permanence

A decade of innovation is dispelling the myth that achieving permanent families for pre-teens and teens in foster care is beyond hope. Effective specialized youth permanency and family finding practices are now available. Pilot programs across the county have demonstrated strong permanency outcomes as well as savings to their host counties or states …
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Early Permanence

The longer a child stays in foster care the less likely they are to achieve a permanent family. Families NOW can help child welfare agencies transform their recruitment and retention of Resource Families, a new breed of foster family that supports successful reunification with birth parents, while also committing to become the permanent family if reunification efforts fail …
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Enduring Permanence

Research shows, and adoptive families are outspoken about the unintentional harm caused by some professionals – mental health providers and others – when professionals do not understand the dynamics and impact of adoption and previous trauma on children’s overall development …
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