Resources address training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on improving permanency outcomes for youth in out-of-home care, including State and local examples.
Preparing Youth for Permanent Family Connectons: Preparing Everyone for Permanent Family Connections: A Program to Develop Champions of Permanent Family Connections for All Teens
Lewis & Badeau (2005)
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Trains child welfare professionals in preparing youth for permanent placements, including information on the critical stages of youth development and creating youth-specific permanency plans in collaboration with youth.
The Legacy Project Final Report
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Describes a program to train staff to facilitate permanency for youth who had no prior resources for adoption or guardianship. The curriculum addresses recruitment of families for adolescents, searches for relatives, supporting youth and families, and more.
Supervisory Training to Enhance Permanency Solutions (STEPS)
Massachusetts Department of Social Services & University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Adoption Research (2008)
Trains supervisors on specific strategies to engage and support social workers as they promote permanency and prepare adolescents for adulthood. The training addresses topics such as positive youth development, community ties and lifelong connections, education and workforce, physical and mental health needs, and public safety and juvenile justice.
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