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Family Reunification: What the Evidence Shows
Series: Issue Briefs|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2011|
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Family reunification—the process of returning children in temporary out-of-home care to their families of origin—is the most common goal and outcome for children in child welfare. This issue brief looks at the impact of meaningful family engagement, assessment and case planning, and service delivery on family reunification. These strategies are explored through findings from the Child and Family Services Reviews, the literature, and child welfare practice examples.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
The Child and Family Services Reviews and Family Reunification
Research on Family Reunification
Examples From the Field
Program Support for Reunification
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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, under subcontract to the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect. 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. (2011). Family reunification: What the evidence shows. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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