Belonging Matters - Helping Youth Explore Permanency

Date: September 2019
Belonging Matters—Helping Youth Explore Permanency

Series Title: Bulletins for Professionals

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2019

File Size: 261 KB

This bulletin seeks to inform the work of child welfare and adoption professionals as they help youth in foster care explore their permanency options and the value of secure permanent connections. Based on interviews with young people who were either adopted from foster care or who aged out of the system, the bulletin explores the beliefs, concerns, and emotions that motivate youth to seek or to avoid legal or relational permanency. 

Acknowledgment(s): This bulletin was developed with the assistance of AdoptUSKids staff and young people from the AdoptUSKids Speaker's Bureau as well as staff and youth advocates from the North American Council on Adoptable Children. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2019). Belonging matters—Helping youth explore permanency. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit Child Welfare Information Gateway.

To order printed copies of this publication, please use our order form.