ERIC Number: ED307756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Permanency Planning for All Children and Youth: Policy and Philosophy To Govern Out-of-Home Placement Decisions.
Taylor, Steven J.; Lakin, K. Charlie
The paper advocates the extension of the basic protections of "permanency planning" to all children and youth, including those with severe handicaps. It discusses the concept and process of permanency planning and notes its promise in improving the opportunities of all children and youth to grow up in a stable family environment. It demonstrates the need for major initiatives in this area by providing statistics on the number of children and youth with mental retardation in long-term care settings without such protections. It describes current programs operating according to the principles and procedures of permanency planning. It recommends significant changes in existing federal policy to require permanency planning as part of all considerations of federally supported out-of-home care for all children, including those with severe disabilities. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.