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Concurrent Planning: What the Evidence Shows
Series: Issue Briefs|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
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This issue brief explores research and practice on concurrent planning, which is an approach that seeks to eliminate delays in attaining permanent families for children in the foster care system. The process involves considering all reasonable options for permanency at the earliest possible point following a child's entry into foster care. The issue brief reports on how the practice of concurrent planning has evolved over the last decade, includes findings from the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) and the literature, and presents two State examples associated with the successful planning and implementation of concurrent planning in public agencies.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
How has the practice of concurrent planning progressed?
What have the Child and Family Services Reviews identified regarding concurrent planning in States?
What does the literature say about concurrent planning?
What are successful examples from the field?
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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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