Supporting Lifelong Families: Ensuring Long-Lasting Permanency and Well-Being.

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Page Count
19
Year Published
2017
Author (Individual)
Roberts
Yvonne Humenay. O’Brien
Kirk. Pecora
Peter J.
Author (Organization)
Casey Family Programs.
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English

The purpose of this brief is to draw attention to the issue of post-permanency with its focus on the family, and move attention away from re-entry, which focuses on the system. Addressing the gaps in post-permanency practices will strengthen families and prevent children from re-entering care. There are many ways to support families after exiting foster care, including establishing clear funding streams for the most effective post-permanency supports, standardizing data elements to examine who does and does not re-enter care, and conducting rigorous research to identify what has helped support permanency after exiting care. (Author introduction modified)

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