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April 2000Vol. 1, No. 2First of Series of Adoption Videos Released

The first of a set of four videos addressing permanency for children in the child welfare system has been released by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

The free video, "Introduction to Mediation, Family Group Conferencing, and Concurrent Planning: Pathways to Permanence" provides an overview of each of these innovations aimed at achieving permanency for children in the child welfare system. Each of the topics will be the subject of separate videos slated for release this summer.

The video is designed to

  • Introduce the essential aspects of mediation, family group conferencing, and concurrent planning
  • Offer specific court-endorsed strategies for meeting AFSA timelines
  • Inspire communities to try innovative approaches to permanency
  • Place the approaches in the context of a child's emotional development

The 30-minute video, produced by Courter Films & Associates, is intended for child welfare workers, court personnel, policy makers, and other professionals and groups concerned with the well-being of children. The video features judges, social workers, attorneys, program innovators, court workers, and children who have spent a decade in the children welfare system.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
P.O. Box 7164
Dublin, OH 43017
Tel.: 614-764-3009
Fax: 614-764-6707