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October 2005Vol. 6, No. 8State Policies

The National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (NRCFCPPP) has posted a new webpage that focuses on State policies on a variety of topics. The webpage is divided into resources developed by the NRCFCPPP and those available through other websites. Some of the State policy topics covered include:

  • Firearms in foster homes
  • Visiting between children and families
  • Evolution of State kinship care policies
  • Kinship foster care licensing and payment
  • Responses to maltreatment allegations in out-of-home care

The webpage is available at (Editor's note: Link no longer active).

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Another new resource from the NRCFCPPP is the latest issue of its newsletter, Permanency Planning Today. The summer 2005 issue includes a feature article on "Family-Centered Practice With Siblings" that provides information about what Oklahoma is doing to facilitate best practices with sibling placement. Two other feature articles include "Strengthening the Indian Child Welfare Act by Providing Resources for Families, Tribes & States" and "Subsidized Guardianship: What Does It Have to Do With Family-Centered Practice?"

The newsletter can be found on the NRCFCPPP website at (PDF 4.75 MB).