Achieving Permanency Through Reunification Training

The Permanency Continuum Series, Lifelong Families Model

Practice Guide

This 2-day child welfare training focuses specifically on deepening social worker skills for reuniting kids in foster care with their birth families when that option is in the best interest of the kids.  

January 6, 2012

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Achieving Permanency Through Adoption

The Permanency Continuum Series

Practice Guide

This complete 2-day training guide for social workers focuses specifically on achieving and sustaining permanency for children and youth in foster care through adoption. 

January 1, 2012

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Learning While Doing in the Human Services Sector

Becoming a Learning Organization through Organizational Change

Report

This summary report describes the origins, processes and outcomes of the learning-while-doing approach and presents lessons learned from Casey Family Services that other child welfare providers and human service organizations may apply as they engage in organizational change.

January 15, 2011

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What is Permanence?

Blog Post

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

February 5, 2012

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How Casey Promotes Permanence for Kids in Child Welfare

Blog Post

The Casey Foundation believes all children need and deserve a family, and, therefore, has invested significantly in advancing permanence for those children and young people in the foster care system. Permanence can take the form of a return to birth family, kinship care, guardianship or adoption.

February 5, 2012

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Families Like Yours

2008-2009 Recruitment Initiative of Casey Family Services

Practice Guide

This resource includes four separate documents outlining the conceptual framework for the recruitment initiative as well as the implementation and tracking of a nine-strategy plan to recruit foster and adoptive parents who matched the needs of youth in treatment foster care at Casey Family Services, the Foundation's former direct services agency. It includes an overall review of the recruitment practices, as well as forms and tools for setting agency recruitment goals concurrently with implementation of the agency’s Lifelong Families practice model. This model is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes for those in care, especially older youth in treatment foster care.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Case Practice Standards Manual

Training Manual

Practice Guide

This policy and procedures manual for social workers delineates how Casey incorporated family strengthening and permanency planning into all aspects of its child welfare practice framework – assessments, assignments, planning, placement, decision making, teaming, referrals. 

January 15, 2012

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Lifelong Families Permanency Case Practice Tools

Practice Guide

This set of practice tools offers guidance through questions, surveys, inventories and examples for helping social workers and supervisors understand and organize the case factors affecting permanency for a foster child. 

January 11, 2012

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