Resources include core/foundation training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on permanency planning, addressing topics such as standby guardianship, kinship care, concurrent planning, and more. Resources include State and local examples.
Achieving Permanence for Children in Substitute Care
Children and Family Research Center (2004)
Helps workers make informed permanency planning decisions and examines a framework for integrating outcomes into daily practice.
Concurrent Planning Curriculum: Concurrent Planning for Timely Permanency
National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning (2003)
Explains the foundations of concurrent planning and equips professionals to assess families and engage parents in decisions about child safety and permanency.
Promoting Placement Stability and Permanency Through Caseworker/Child Visits
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2004)
Improves the visiting skills of caseworkers through an understanding of attachment, strengths-based practice, child development, and interview techniques.
Charting the Course Towards Permanency for Children in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program
Designed to provide new child welfare professionals in Pennsylvania with the fundamental concepts needed when working with children, youth, and families.
Concurrent Planning: Multiple Pathways to Permanence
California Social Work Education Center (2011)
Offers a curriculum for child welfare staff, attorneys, care providers, and other community partners on concurrent planning essentials, leadership, skill building, and partnerships. The document includes a facilitated process for county administrative teams to assess their concurrent planning processes prior to implementing the curriculum.
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