Resources include core/foundation training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on reunification, including information on visitation plans and other strategies to promote reunification.
Family Reunification and Case Closure in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2009)
Reviews safety issues during the reunification process, key ingredients needed in a safety plan; critical treatment milestones for the victim, perpetrator, and family; and the process for reunifying a family and closing a case.
Introduction to Parent-Child Visits
Child Welfare Information Gateway & National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Provides a self-guided online training course for child welfare and related professionals to improve outcomes through parent-child visits and enhance efforts toward family reunification.
Lighting the Fire of Urgency: Reunification of Families in America's Child Welfare System [Teleconference]
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2005)
Provides participants with information and tools to quickly identify and engage relatives in order to promote the reunification of children and youth in the child welfare system with their families.
The Relationship Between Reunification Services, Service Utilization, and Successful Reunification: An Empirically Based Curriculum (PDF - 1,249 KB)
California Social Work Education Center (2009)
Reviews the history of reunification services, how services are ordered for and used by parents, and how service use influences reunification outcomes. Also see the PowerPoint presentation (PDF - 2662 KB).
Reunification of Foster Children With Their Families: The First Permanency Outcome (PDF - 262 KB)
State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center & First Focus
Reviews efforts to reunify children in foster care with their birth families, funding available for reunification efforts, and promising practices for supporting reunification. The brief also emphasizes the lack of Federal funding for reunification support and offers recommendations for State advocates.
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