ERIC Number: ED440188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Innovative Programs. Shortening Children's Stays in Temporary Care, Part Two. Family to Family: Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care.
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
The Family to Family initiative has encouraged states to reconceptualize, redesign, and reconstruct their foster care systems. By 1996, the initiative was being implemented in five states and six counties in two additional states. Drawing on the experiences of Family to Family participants, a framework for child welfare leaders working to reduce the number of children in foster care over 18 months has been developed. This report provides information on a number of innovative permanency planning programs that include programs specializing in: (1) concurrent planning; (2) substance abuse treatment; (3) family conferences; (4) kinship care; (5) foster and adoptive parent recruitment; (6) subsidized guardianship; and (7) the legal process. The report contains an overview of the main components of each program with contact information. There are 26 program profiles. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.