• May 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 4

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Legal Issues Surrounding Permanency for Adolescents

A new book from the American Bar Association (ABA) provides easy-to-read guidelines and practical strategies for judges, attorneys, and other professionals helping adolescents make the transition from foster care to a permanent home. Written by experts in the law, child welfare, and mental health, Achieving Permanency for Adolescents in Foster Care: A Guide for Legal Professionals offers background information, describes different types of cases and casework, and provides options and guidance on a number of issues affecting adolescents in foster care. Chapters include:

  • Legal permanency planning options
  • Recruiting adoptive homes for teens
  • Adolescents' conflicting feelings about permanency
  • Delinquency
  • Teen pregnancy and parenting
  • Substance abuse
  • Teen relationships
  • Education
  • Financial concerns
  • Disabilities

Achieving Permanency for Adolescents in Foster Care: A Guide for Legal Professionals is available for purchase on the ABA website:

www.abanet.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=3490001

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