Strategies to Achieve Permanency for Youth
Strategies, research findings, and training curricula to support the achievement of permanency for youth in foster care. Permanency may be achieved through reunification, adoption, guardianship, or transfer of custody to relatives.
Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Addresses the specific challenges of permanency planning with youth and highlights successful models and strategies. (PDF - 446 KB)
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
Tools, resources, and information about achieving permanency for youth.
Best Practices on Permanency for Older Youth (MS Word - 55 KB)
National Youth Permanence Convening (2003)
Presents California Permanency for Youth Project recommendations for achieving successful, permanent placements for adolescents.
Toolbox No. 3: Facilitating Permanency for Youth
Describes the barriers to permanency for youth and outlines a framework for practice that includes a wide variety of alternatives, from family preservation to adoption and legal guardianship.
An Analysis of States' Child and Family Services Reviews and Program Improvement Plans from a Youth Development Perspective (PDF - 988 KB)
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development (2004)
Analysis of issues specifically relating to adolescents identified in Child and Family Services Review final reports and Program Improvement Plans.