By Benjamin Kerman Ph.D., Madelyn Freundlich M.S.W., Anthony Maluccio
Through a unique integration of kid welfare information, coverage research, and evidence-informed adolescence permanency perform, the essays during this quantity exhibit the right way to in achieving and maintain relations permanence for older little ones and early life in foster care. Researchers research what's identified approximately permanency results for formative years in foster care, how the prevailing wisdom base might be utilized to enhance those results, and the instructions that destiny learn should still take to reinforce formative years permanence perform and coverage. half 1 examines baby welfare information touching on reunification, adoption, and relative custody and guardianship and the results for perform and coverage. half 2 addresses legislations, legislation, courtroom reform, and source allocation as very important parts in attaining and maintaining kin permanence. participants study the influence of coverage swap created through court docket reform and suggest new federal and nation coverage instructions. half three outlines various practices designed to accomplish relations permanenc...
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It cannot be determined, for example, whether youth who reunified with their parents subsequently ran away from their parent(s) or caregiver(s), and it cannot be determined whether youth who were legally emancipated remained connected to a relative after discharge from foster care. S. 1 shows the classifications of various discharge reasons in the “Permanency Achieved” variable. Almost one-half (49 percent) of the youth exiting foster care ages fifteen to twenty were reunified with the caregiver with whom they were living before removal and their entry into foster care.
Foster care and adoption data, however, have become more available since the mid-1990s with implementation of the Chapin Hall Multi-State Foster Care Data Archive and the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). At the same time, certain broad-based studies seeking the perspectives of youth have examined the outcomes for youth who age out of foster care. Fred Wulcyzn and Penelope Maza use two major sources of child welfare data to help clarify the challenges associated with youth permanence and to describe some of the dynamics that shape the experiences and outcomes of youth in foster care.
Casey Foundation and its direct services agency, Casey Family Services. At the same time, it should be noted that all opinions expressed in this volume are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the funders or our home institutions. This volume would not have made it to paper without the essential and able logistical and clerical assistance of Sharon Pitman and Pamela Harrison. Ms. Pitman's ever-present common sense often came in handy in the face of momentary shortages.