Webinar Recording: Improving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth
The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s webinar, Improving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth, highlights ways states can reduce the use of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) and improve permanency outcomes for older youth. The webinar is the fifth in a six-part series titled, Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act.
The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (SFA) contains provisions to help increase the number of youth placed in permanent families and connected with caring adults as they transition to adulthood. The law does this, in part, by restricting the use of APPLA. The webinar featured additional resources, including the Funding Youth Permanency Guide, that can be found at the Families NOW website.
Presenters for this webinar included:
- Hope Cooper
Child welfare consultant
True North Group
- Gail Johnson Vaughan
Director emerita/chief permanency officer
- Jenny Pokempner
Child welfare policy director
Juvenile Law Center
Previous webinars in this series:
- Creating Effective Normalcy Policies
- Effective Court Oversight to Support and Enforce Normalcy and Youth Engagement
- Keeping Systems Accountable in the Implementation of the SFA
- Maximizing Youth Engagement in Court Reviews and Case Planning
Register now for the sixth and final webinar in the series.
Model Extension of Care and Re-Entry Policies — Creating a Legal Structure that Promotes Engagement
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, Sept. 29, 2016
More than half the states have extended foster care beyond age 18, but many are struggling to build a system that engages youth and serves them well. This webinar will explore key components of a youth-engaging extended foster care system. This session will explore model programs and policies in various states as well as reform plans. It will also examine how states can leverage SFA provisions to improve the quality of extended foster care.