Permanency is life long

Jkeme's picture

Permanency is life long commitment

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debralongo's picture

I would explain to the foster youth that permanency is stability in a family setting. It is when you have trust and dependability in a family member that you can count on no matter what and will be accepted.

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thepadgetts's picture

Permanency is a commitment to a youth to make them be a part of your family, to care for them, guide them and make sure they have all they need to become well adjusted individuals who have all the tools they need to succeed in life.

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thepadgetts's picture

Permanency is a commitment to a youth to make them be a part of your family, to care for them, guide them and make sure they have all they need to become well adjusted individuals who have all the tools they need to succeed in life.

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djhamilton0108's picture

I would tell the foster youth permanence is when you have a family/family member you can trust and depend on. Its when you have that family to help you learn and grow and place, even one within a person, to call home.

Explaining permanence

djhamilton's picture

I would explain permanence to a foster youth as a relationship. One in which you have a person you can trust, depend on to be there for you not just in the bad, but to also celebrate the good. It is being in a relationship where you feel like you belong and are accepted and unconditionally loved. Permanence can be found in someone who is willing to be a life-time connection. It can be an individual or it can be a group of people, or a family.

Permanency is mostly about

Tricia49841's picture

Permanency is mostly about being there for the youth, even when they aren't living in your home any longer

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dtbower2003's picture

The family when you don't need one. I left home at 16. When I left my home, I did not go into the foster system or even become part of the system. I just was on my own and I became estranged from my family. Even today at 40, I start to feel small feelings of I "I am missing a family". My kids do not have the same "grandparent" relationship that others do. We do not have the same supports that other families have from a grandparent family extension. I sometimes feel a little sad for my two boys, but at the end of the day, my husband and I have each other, and our boys, so I do not need to feel sorry for us, we are very blessed in other ways. But, I can certainly relate to the lack of "permancy" in the idea of family, and how it feels to be an adult without the connection. Not the legal document aspect of it, although I can see how that would sometimes, for some, help solidify the feelings of belonging.

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roxwhite123's picture

I would describe permanency as a binding, lifelong commitment between them and a caring adult. Its creating a relationship with a supportive adult that gives them a sense of belonging, stability, and security.

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YAYA2's picture

Love, affection, time, attention, enforcing security, safety. Support from love ones, friends and the community.

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monicatoejam's picture

Permanence means a lot of things, some of them being, somewhere you feel at home and feel like the people there have unconditional love for you.

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Ankromfamily1's picture

I would describe permanency as unconditional love and support through their entire lives, a bond that can't be broken. We can disapprove of people's choices sometimes, but that doesn't mean they are no longer our family members, and permanency is the same thing.

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robmiller's picture

Having a relationship with family that goes beyond the childhood years into adulthood. A relationship that is supportive, safe, and loving. Being there for each other through the good and the bad times.

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kellibartee's picture

I would explain it to them as stability. Knowing that without a doubt they are safe, wanted, respected and loved. I try to make sure that all my children feel as though they belong. I do this by allowing them to make decisions about their life with us; such as decorating their room, taking them on vacations, and allowing them to have an active voice in family discussions and decisions. I also try to make sure they are comfortable, with me, with the other members of the family.

Treat like your own

shankennedy's picture

The biggest thing I've heard is listening. While communicating is necessary, it really is how you listen and react to them. Making the children a part of your life as though they are your children. Being a single foster mom with no kids of my own, I treat foster kids as my kids. They get to have a family with myself and those in my extended family (sometimes, whether they want it or not).

Giving them your undivided

refrazi's picture

Giving them your undivided attention, unconditional support. Showing them that you love them and telling them that. Just been there for them, letting them cry on your shoulder

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kfisher6's picture

Life long love, care, and support.

What Permanence means to me

PatPlez123's picture

Permanency is having unconditional support, stability, and long lasting love for someone that you are willing to help guide through the years to a child, teenager or young adult. As well as someone who cares for you and wants to see you succeed in life.

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PatPlez123's picture

Permanency is having unconditional support, stability, and long lasting love for someone that you are willing to help guide through the years to a child, teenager or young adult. As well as someone who cares for you and wants to see you succeed in life.

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PatPlez123's picture

Permanency is having unconditional support, stability, and long lasting love for someone that you are willing to help guide through the years to a child, teenager or young adult. As well as someone who cares for you and wants to see you succeed in life.

Permanency is having

gobucks33's picture

Permanency is having unconditional support, someone to help guide you through your teenage and young adult years. Someone who cares for you and cares about your future and wants to help you succeed.

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davidcornelius's picture

permanency means having people or a person to call your own, through thick and thin.

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Miriammyers's picture

It is important to let your child know that you will be there for them, not just in good times, but in the difficult ones too. It is important to be consistent when you are first forming the relationship with your child. Make sure your child know through your words that you will be there for them, but most importantly through your actions.

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UpsDave's picture

Permanency is a feeling of no matter what happens a child can rely on someone. It needs to be intentional on the adult side to always make the child feel welcome. It takes time and consistency to build the trust that is required for permanency.

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mcondon's picture

I would explain how liberating permanency can be. They would feel like they "belong" instead of feeling like guests.

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readingshermaine's picture

Permanency planning should be individualized and should honor the unique experiences and needs of youth aging out of care. The youth involved should be provided with tools and resources which allow them to define both legal and relational permanency in ways they will experience as most supportive in life.

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linneacnord's picture

Permanency should not be taken lightly and should be entered into with an open heart and mind after a joint decision between the adult and child. It should be a loving and safe place for the child, even once an adult, to come back to.

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linneacnord's picture

Permanency should not be taken lightly and should be entered into with an open heart and mind after a joint decision between the adult and child. It should be a loving and safe place for the child, even once an adult, to come back to.

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andrewlr76's picture

Permanency is always having a family to be a part of. Having a feeling of security that you will always be a part of that family.

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jackie's picture

permanency should be a life time bond made up on unconditional love in good time of bad time and always have a good and safe place to lay you head it should be a safe enviorment and healthy. Having a family to call your own

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Cjbishop25's picture

I would explain to them that no matter what happens they would always have a place/person to turn to. That they will have help and support with anything they need, provide them with guidance and help hands on or emotional support for any task or obstacle they may encounter through out there entire life.

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bethanc12's picture

Permanency is the feeling that no matter what you have a place to land and people to "land with".

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TheJLedQ35's picture

Permanency is having the support you need to always be willing to provide help in any way possible- unconditional love

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Desiree9157's picture

I would explain that it means providing a child with unconditional love even if they are not your biological child as well as providing them with a safe, healthy environment as well as providing them with the encouragement and love a child needs from a parent in order to succeed in life and know that they are not alone and that you are not going to leave.

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Desiree9157's picture

for me.. it means providing a child with unconditional love even if they are not your biological child as well as providing them with a safe, healthy environment as well as providing them with the encouragement and love a child needs from a parent in order to succeed in life and know that they are not alone and that you are not going to leave.

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lpumel's picture

I would explain permanency as a place, a person that is there no matter what, unconditional love, no matter what you do or don't do, I will always. always be there for you. Provide that place that no matter where you have been, or where you go, or how long you have been away, when you walk in the door, no judgement, only love, acceptance, a place you belong, always. your heart is my heart, our heart is home.

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mromanrn1975's picture

knowing that you will always have someone who loves you unconditionally and you can count on.

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kimblumenthal's picture

It is a lifetime bond and commitment with unconditional love and understanding that things will never be perfect, that you have to hang in there through the good and bad times, that the home will always be a home for them and ththeir children, and that you will always be there for them, no matter what. The permanency pact let's them have some say and control.

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tamullins's picture

Permanence is a lifetime commitment to open your heart and your home to a youth to give them a forever family connection.

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fullypacled01's picture

I agree. It is a lifetime bond with unconditional love and understanding that things will never be perfect, that you have to hang in there through the good and bad times, that the home will always be a home for them and their children, and that you will always be there for them, no matter what

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fullypacled01's picture

I agree. It is a lifetime bond with unconditional love and understanding that things will never be perfect, that you have to hang in there through the good and bad times, that the home will always be a home for them and their children, and that you will always be there for them, no matter what

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fullypacled01's picture

I agree. It is a lifetime bond with unconditional love and understanding that things will never be perfect, that you have to hang in there through the good and bad times, that the home will always be a home for them and their children, and that you will always be there for them, no matter what

Explaining Permanence to a Foster Child

ammovsg's picture

I would emphasize the fact that they finally have a home with people who will love them unconditionally, who will be there to support them through thick and thin and most of all know that someone is always there to support them no matter what.

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Rosie Philion Henry's picture

I would let my foster children know that I will always be there for them.. No matter what may happen in there life.

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Chewfam3's picture

Is a life long commitment to always be there in good, or in struggling times, someone that always will be there thrue child /adult hood . It's a home to go to for holidays , or when times are hard , it's having someone to call for advice or help with a search for an apartment , employment , help with health , how to manage a home , finances , help babysit when they have children of their own eventually , and the list goes on .
Someone that will never stop loving them and never gives up on them

Forever family that will

AmyWhiteside's picture

Forever family that will always be there for you no matter what may happen in this life

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wlalonde's picture

Explain to them that we are always there for them no matter what!

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Heidi Russell's picture

It's where you feel that you belong, with people you can trust that will be there for you.

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keslarzmom's picture

Agreed. They need someone who won't give up on them. Someone who will love and support them. No matter what happens along the way.

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Lsmalls's picture

I would tell the child or young adult, that I am there for them, I would assure them that every effort on their success will be a joint effort between them and I and all the resource that I can get as well as provide. I would walk them threw everything that's is need for their success. And all be honest with them.

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