Topic: Post-Permanency Services
Why is the Post-Permanency Services topic area relevant to child welfare? (Click for Answer)
The Post-Permanency Services topic area is relevant to child welfare because these services are lacking in many child welfare systems. Child welfare systems have substantially increased the number of foster children that reunify or attain legal permanence through adoption and legal guardianship due to the passage of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) of 1997 and the mandate for timely permanency. However, less attention has been paid to address the continuing needs of former foster children and the families that have committed to a permanent connection. It is well-known that access to services for these children and families tend to be less available than they were when the child was in the formal system. All the while, the needs for these services and supports may remain the same or even increase as children and families go through different developmental and life cycle changes.
In order to support continuing stability, safety, and well-being and prevent unnecessary re-entry into the foster care system, child welfare agencies and their community partners need to provide an array of accessible and timely services that are uniquely tailored to their needs (e.g., kinship care services). Special consideration to cultural, linguistic, and ethnic aspects should be taken, given the large numbers of youth and families of color impacted by child welfare systems.
Casey Family Programs
San Diego, CA
Programs in this topic area
Here are your search results for programs in the area of Post-Permanency Services:
The programs listed below have been reviewed by the CEBC and, if appropriate, been rated using the Scientific Rating Scale.
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 2 - Supported by Research Evidence:
Programs with a Scientific Rating of NR - Not able to be Rated:
- Enhancing Adoptive Parenting – detailed viewTopics: Post-Permanency ServicesAdoptive parents who have recently had a child from the foster care system placed with them; the child should be ...
- Keeping the Promise Adoption/Subsidized Guardian Preservation Services – detailed viewTopics: Post-Permanency ServicesAdoptive or Subsidized Guardianship families having children in the home under age 18, who have experienced abuse and neglect in their ...
- Kinship Navigator Program – detailed viewTopics: Post-Permanency ServicesGrandparents and other relatives (aunts/uncles, older siblings, etc.) who are raising children because the children’s parents are ...
- Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) – detailed viewTopics: Post-Permanency ServicesOregon Department of Human Services Adoptive families, Oregon Guardianship families, and Oregon families who have adopted children through any state ...