Practice Guide

This full-day training builds on the Casey Family Services’ Lifelong Families training and its Replication Manual training. The training focuses specifically on achieving and sustaining permanence for children and youth in foster care through guardianship following the passage of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. 

January 14, 2012

Lifelong Families Series

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    What does guardianship mean.

  2. 2

    When it is appropriate to work toward guardianship as the permanency goal.

  3. 3

    How to talk with families about guardianship.

  4. 4

    Clinical issues that might be expected when the prospective guardian is or isn’t a relative.

  1. 5

    How to plan with families for post-guardianship.

Key Takeaway

Exiting the foster care system through legal permanence remains the goal

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act is the recent federal law that made many changes in how social workers operate with relatives of children in foster care.

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