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Concurrent Planning: What the Evidence Shows
Explores research and practice on concurrent planning, which is an approach that involves considering all reasonable options for permanency at the earliest possible point following a child's entry into foster care. This issue brief reports on how the practice of concurrent planning has evolved over the last decade, what the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) have shown regarding concurrent planning, and the research literature on concurrent planning. Two State examples associated with the successful planning and implementation of concurrent planning in public agencies are presented.
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Acknowledgment(s): The original (2005) version of this issue brief was developed in partnership with the Child Welfare League of America Research to Practice Initiative, under subcontract to the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information. This update was developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with Susan Dougherty. This document is made possible by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or policies of the funding agency.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Concurrent planning: What the evidence shows. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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