Children and youth in out-of-home care need preparation and support as part of the permanency planning process.
Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Addresses the specific challenges of permanency planning with youth and highlights successful models and strategies. (PDF - 446 KB)
A Call to Action: An Integrated Approach to Youth Permanency and Preparation for Adulthood (PDF 190 KB)
Casey Family Services (2005)
Discusses the problems youth face when aging out of foster care without a permanent family, and calls for an integrated approach to youth permanency and preparation for adulthood.
Field-Initiated Research on Successful Adolescent Adoptions (PDF 1065 KB)
The Center for Child and Family Studies (2004)
This study of families who adopted adolescents examined adolescent, family, and systems factors associated with successful adoptions.
Plan, Prepare, and Support to Prevent Disruptions
North American Council on Adoptable Children
What workers, agencies, legislators, and individuals can do to prepare and support children and parents throughout the adoption process and prevent disruptions.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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