Concurrent Planning: State and Local Examples
Find State and local resources about concurrent planning for children and youth in foster care.
Concurrent Planning: Existing Challenges and New Possibilities (PDF - 3,000 KB)
Reaching Out: Current Issues for Child Welfare Practice in Rural Communities
Northern California Training Academy (2009)
Examines effective practices in concurrent planning, relevant initiatives in California (including the State's 2009 Program Improvement Plan), pitfalls, and how to talk with birth parents. This special issue also includes an article on a county's effort to improve permanency outcomes for its children and families.
Concurrent Planning: Multiple Pathways to Permanence
California Social Work Education Center (2011)
Provides a concurrent planning curriculum for California's child welfare services staff, attorneys, care providers, and other community partners, which includes four components: a leadership module, a concurrent planning essentials module, a concurrent planning skill-building module, and a concurrent planning partnerships module.
Report of Findings: Concurrent Planning Focus Groups
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services & National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (2008)
Discusses the results of three focus group sessions designed to gather information from key stakeholders concerning the practice of concurrent planning, factors present when concurrent planning works well, barriers to concurrent planning, and more.
Standard: Concurrent Planning (PDF - 55 KB)
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (2009)
Provides direction and guidance to the Children and Family Services programs regarding concurrent planning and measurement for program accountability.
Concurrent Permanency Planning: Reducing Time in Foster Care (PDF - 62 KB)
Minnesota Department of Human Services (2011)
Describes concurrent planning, the need for collaboration and best practices in implementing concurrent planning, and a Minnesota Children's Justice Initiative that reinforces concurrent planning.
209: Integrating Concurrent Planning Into Child Welfare
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (2008)
Introduces the elements of concurrent planning and assists the child welfare worker in learning new ways to approach service planning and delivery at every stage of a child's placement. Strategies for overcoming challenges are discussed.