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June 2004Vol. 5, No. 5Reunification Promising Practices

The Spring 2004 issue of Permanency Planning Today, a publication of the National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning, focuses on some important components of successful reunification programs. "Promising Practices in Reunification" describes how the following practices contribute to reunification success:

  • Placement decision making
  • Parent-child visiting
  • Intensive services
  • Collaboration between resource parents and birth parents
  • Aftercare services

The issue also includes articles on a Utah program of foster parent ambassadors, a website for youth in foster care (, and articles and resources on bullying and children in the child welfare system. The full issue can be downloaded at (PDF - 10,885 KB).