Webinar Recording: Strengthening Child Welfare Agency Permanency Practices

Posted July 26, 2016, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Welfare Strategy Group (CWSG) recently hosted a webinar, Getting to Permanence: The Practices of High-Performing Child Welfare Agencies, to highlight the importance of prioritizing family relationships and ensuring children and teens in foster care have enduring connections to loving, nurturing adults in their lives. The webinar was the final installment in a three-part webinar series exploring key components of Casey’s publication, “10 Practices: A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency.”

“The goal should be to provide children in foster care connections to family – whether their own, foster or adoptive – that are safe and meant to last a lifetime,” says Tracey Feild, managing director of CWSG. “It’s critical to ensure lifelong connections to birth and extended family, siblings, other significant adults, family history, race and ethnic heritage, culture, religion and language.”

Listen to and view previous webinars in the series:

To receive a print copy of Casey’s desk guide, please email Dionisa Ortiz.

Casey will update the desk guide in 2017. Please share your ideas and promising practices for the next edition by emailing Morgan Cole or Dionisa Ortiz.