Connecting Well-Being and Permanency
The following resources offer information related to the connection between well-being and permanency for children and youth. This page features resources from the Administration for Children and Families; the Administration on Children, Youth and Families; and the Children's Bureau, its grantees, and its Training and Technical Assistance Network.
Focusing on Well-Being: Developing a Protective Factors Framework for Youth in Care [Webinar]
Browne & Notkin (2012)
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Provides an overview of research on youth development, resiliency, neuroscience, and the impact of trauma on brain development. This webinar also discusses how child welfare agencies and their partners can use this information to define and improve the overall well-being needs of youth in foster care. Materials include a bibliography (PDF - 494 KB) of resources that focus on well-being to help agencies develop an effective protective factors framework for youth in care.
Permanency and Well-Being (PDF - 109 KB)
Voice for Adoption
Offers presentation slides from the 2011 Policy to Practice Dialogue that share the experiences of Voice for Adoption's Executive Director as a former youth in foster care and address issues surrounding permanency and what it means to youth in care. Access the webcast of this presentation.
A Summary of NSCAW Findings (PDF - 170 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being Research Brief, 16, 2010
Provides a summary of the main findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) collected between 1999 and 2007 from more than 6,200 children and their caregivers, caseworkers, teachers, and agency administrative records in the areas of permanency and living situation, child and family well-being, and use of services. NSCAW collects data from children and caregivers and incorporates direct assessment of the functioning and well-being of children.