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March 2011Vol. 12, No. 2Permanency Planning Today Focuses on Family Partnerships

The Winter 2011 issue of Permanency Planning Today, from the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC), focuses on integrating meaningful family partnerships in child welfare practice. Articles look at ways to engage different populations of parents:

  • "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" is the story shared by a child welfare worker who also has been a parent in the child welfare system. 
  • "Engaging Non-Custodial Fathers" explores some of the feelings experienced by fathers and social workers.
  • "Engaging Parents as Partners" describes the creation of a parent partnership program in California.
  • "Insights on the Parent Advocate Initiative" follows a New York City program that supports and promotes parent advocates.
  • "Extreme Recruitment," one approach to family finding and achieving permanency, is examined in an interview with the director of an adoption coalition in St. Louis.

This issue of Permanency Planning Today also includes an article on resources on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act.

Read and download the issue on the NRCPFC website: (5,464 KB)