Practice Guide

When getting a foster kid back with his family is not going to work, adoption is the next most secure permanency option. This training focuses specifically on achieving permanency through adoption with emphasis on the clinical skills necessary in preparing children and youth, resource families and newly recruited foster families for the transition. The 2-day complete training manual increases skill building through role plays, case studies and small group exercises. The manual builds on the Lifelong Families training and the Casey Family Services Replication Manual training.

January 1, 2012

Lifelong Families Series

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    The role of the social worker when adoption is the plan.

  2. 2

    The benefits of adoption for children/youth, resource and birth families.

  3. 3

    The challenges for all concerned associated with adoption.

  4. 4

    Skills in assessing a child/youth’s readiness for adoption.

  1. 5

    Skills in assessing and preparing families to transition from their roles as foster to adoptive parents.

  2. 6

    Post-permanency services that support and sustain adoption.

  3. 7

    Intervention strategies for common “sticky wickets” in adoption practice.

Key Takeaway

In Casey Family Service’s move to permanency through 2011, 272 children/youth were adopted.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations