• November 2000
  • Vol. 1, No. 7

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NRC for Foster Care and Permanency Planning Partners With Casey Family Programs

The National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning (NRCFCPP) will partner with the Casey National Center for Resource Family Support (CNC) to examine how dual licensing of foster and adoptive families can help expedite permanency planning for children who enter the child welfare system.

CNC was launched recently by Casey Family Programs as a resource for child welfare professionals and families providing foster care, kinship care, and adoption services for children and youth. The partnership with NRCFCPP is one of CNC's first projects.

The project will identify key practice and policy components; principles and values; implementation issues; benefits, concerns, and lessons learned about the dual licensing of foster and adoptive parents. Together, NRCFCPP and CNC will:

  • Conduct a literature review
  • Survey States, counties, localities, tribes, and private agencies
  • Make site visits
  • Publish a report of the findings.

The project started in August 2000 and will wrap up in March 2001.

NRCFCPP is part of a national resource and technical assistance network operated by the Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Casey Family Programs (formerly the Casey Family Program) was established in 1966 by Jim Casey of United Parcel Service (UPS). Casey Family Programs provides an array of services to children, youth and families, including long-term foster care, adoption, kinship care, guardianship, and family reunification.

For more information, contact:

Sarah B. Greenblatt, Director
National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning
Hunter College School of Social Work
129 E. 79th St.
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-452-7053
Fax: 212-452-7051
Email: nrcfcpp@shiva.hunter.cuny.edu
Website: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp

Kathy Barbell, Director
Casey National Center for Resource Family Support
1808 Eye Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 888-295-6727, ext. 226
Fax: 202-467-4499
Email: kbarbell@casey.org
Website: http://www.casey.org

Related Item

See "States Streamline Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Process" in this issue of the Children's Bureau Express for a discussion of how States are combining the approval process of foster and adoptive homes.

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