ERIC Number: ED148467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Permanent Planning for Children in Foster Care: A Handbook for Social Workers.
Pike, Victor; And Others
This handbook, prepared as part of a technical assistance program to the states funded through the Children's Bureau of the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, is a reference designed to provide caseworkers with both a conceptual framework and practical methodology to secure permanent placements for children who are in foster care. Included are a decision tree (a flow chart showing at a glance all decision points in the process of moving a child from foster care to a permanent living arrangement), step-by-step procedures for achieving a chosen plan, case examples drawn from records of experienced caseworkers, supervisors' and caseworkers' remarks, and a bibliography. Chapters are (1) How to Assess the Barriers to Returning the Child Home; (2) How to Structure a Treatment Program; (3) How to Choose an Alternative Permanent Plan; (4) How to Free the Child for Adoption; and (5) How to Prepare a Termination Case. (SB)
Descriptors: Adoption, Caseworker Approach, Caseworkers, Child Caregivers, Child Welfare, Decision Making, Foster Children, Guides, Methods, Social Workers
Regional Research Institute for Human Services, P. O. Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207 (no charge)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Child Advocacy (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Regional Research Inst. for Human Services.