ERIC Number: ED176871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Permanent Planning in Foster Care: Resources for Training.
Hardin, Mark; And Others
Curricular materials and resources for use in the education and training of students and caseworkers on permanent planning for children in foster care are compiled in this volume. Materials are arranged in modules, which in turn are grouped into two units. The first unit, dealing with direct services to parents of foster children, contains seven modules. Module 1.0 presents in narrative form an example of permanent planning casework, and module 1.1 offers an overview of permanent planning. Module 1.2 on decision making and module 1.3 on the role of the permanent planning worker are said to be applicable at many points in casework. Modules 1.4 (assessment and treatment program design), 1.5 (service agreements in permanent planning casework), and 1.6 (documentation and evaluation) are more specific to the series of casework tasks involved in working with parents of children in foster care toward returning the child home. The second unit, on legal skills, contains seven modules. This unit is designed to help social workers learn about their state's handling of termination of parental rights, learn how to read and understand legal writing, and learn to relate their knowledge in social work to legal constraints. Topics of the modules are: (2.0) the Hoover family: a termination of parental rights case, (2.1) the juvenile courts and termination of parental rights, (2.2) termination of parental rights statutes, (2.3) case law, (2.4) preparing evidence for termination of parental rights proceedings, (2.5) the social worker on the witness stand, and (2.6) glossary of legal terms. (JMB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Regional Research Inst. for Human Services.
Note: For related document, see PS 010 875