Achieving Permanency Through Reunification Training

The Permanency Continuum Series, Lifelong Families Model

Posted January 7, 2012
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This 2-day child welfare training focuses specifically on reuniting children and youth in foster care with their birth families when that option is in the best interest of the children and youth.  The training builds on the Casey Family Services’ Lifelong Families training and its Replication Manual training, with emphasis on the specific skill areas essential to best practice standards and quality reunification practice: assessment, service planning and intervention. The training manual includes a 2-day agenda, assignments, handouts, recommended readings, session plans and follow-up materials to teach these vital skills. 

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Key Takeaway

The majority of children and youth who enter foster care do so because of neglect.

When uniting a child back into the home, it is important to provide the reunification services in the family’s home whenever possible so the skills and learning they acquire are transferred to their own world.