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Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Series: Bulletins for Professionals|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
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This bulletin addresses the specific challenges of permanency planning with youth and highlights successful models and strategies. After reviewing background statistics and research on outcomes for youth who leave foster care without a permanent family, the bulletin looks at Federal legislation enacted to improve these outcomes. Specific strategies for improving youth permanency are described, and examples of programs across the country using these strategies are provided.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
The Importance of Focusing on Youth and Family Connections
Federal Legislation Supporting Youth Permanency
Strategies for Permanency Planning With Youth
Barriers to Permanency for Youth
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Enhancing permanency for youth in out-of-home care. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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