In this course, you can expect to learn:
- The federal definition of permanency
- Statistics for permanency outcomes
- Your role in helping children establish permanence
- Youth perspective about permanence and build skills to speak to youth about permanence
Read this FosterClub Real Story written by Aaron Weaver explaining how achieving permanency can make a significant contribution to a young person’s time spent in care.
Read "Permanency: More Than Just Homes". The article was written for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers, but contains relevant and valuable information for foster parents and caregivers
Read pages 1-5 of "Court Hearings for the Permanent Placement of Children" from the Child Welfare Information Gateway.
Review the National Foster Youth Advisory Council's (NFYAC), a group of young leaders who have experienced foster care, top ten recommendations for Ensuring Permanency for Youth in the Foster Care.
Young people have a need for permanence even after they leave foster care. Read "You don't age out of family", a blog written by Julia Charles, a #FosterClubLeader.
Join the discussion in the comments below to answer the following question:
Do you think foster parents need to pay most attention to the federal definition of permanency or the youths' definition? Why?