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Family Finding and Engagement Models
“Family Finding: Does Implementation Differ When Serving Different Child Welfare Populations?” Child Trends Research Brief, October 2011.
Louisell, Mardith J. Six Steps to Find a Family: A Practice Guide to Family Search and Engagement. National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning & California Permanency for Youth Project.
Six Steps for Family Finding, Evaluation step
“Lighting the Fire of Urgency: Families Lost and Found in America’s Child Welfare System.” Permanency Planning Today (Newsletter of the National Resource Center for Foster Care & Permanency Planning at Hunter College of Social Work), Fall 2003.
Youth and Family Engagement Tools
“Unpacking the No” Power Point presentation
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, Youth Permanency Resources
Lewis, Bob. Engaging Youth and Those Around Them in the Process of Permanency
Connectedness Map Training-PPT, available at www.senecacenter.org/familyconnectedness
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NCJFCJ Webinar Series on Fostering Connections, “Finding Family, Finding Home.”
Mobility Mapping. Description: a tool used with youth to gain information that otherwise might be missed in a more standard one on one interview or discussion format. Drawing has shown to stimulate youth’s memory, increasing their recollection of significant relationships, past addresses, nicknames, places frequently visited and favorite memories.
See: Bridget DeLay, MSW. Mobility Mapping and Flow Diagrams: Tools for Tracing and Social Reintegration work with Separated Children. http://www.crin.org/docs/Mobility%20Mapping%20and%20Flow%20Diagrams.pdf
Henry, Darla. The 3-5-7 Model: Preparing Children for Permanency, Child and Youth Services Review 27, 2005, 197-212.
Damiano, J., Family Design Resources
Trauma, Loss and Attachment for Foster Youth
Barish, Noah, “Using the Harm of Removal and Placement to Advocate for Parents.” Juvenile Law Resource Center, Juvenile Rights Project, Issue Brief; January 7, 2010.
Fahlberg, Vera I., M.D. A Child’s Journey through Placement. Jessica Kingsely Publishers, 2012, 22-23.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit Module 2, 2008.
Henry, D. and G. Manning. Integrating Child Welfare and Mental Health Practices: Actualizing Youth Permanency Using the 3-5-7 Model. In American Humane Association. “Love and Belonging for a Lifetime.” Youth Permanency in Child Welfare, 2011, Protecting Children, Youth Permanency in Child Welfare 26(1), 2011.
ABA Center on Children and the Law, National Center for State Courts and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Judicial Guide to Implementing the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (PL 110-351), 2011.
Fostering Connections Kinship Toolkit
Relatives – Defined
Relatives defined by state: http://www.childwelfare.gov/permanency/relatives.cfm
Fostering Connections Organization. New Help for Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives: Questions and Answers About the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008
Relative Search Tools
Outcomes for Youth without Permanency
Social Capital: Building Quality Networks for Young People in Foster Care, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Issue Brief #2.
Wentz, Rose. “Suggestions for Improving Sibling Connections.”
“Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption.” Child Welfare Information Gateway: A Bulletin for Professionals, December 2006.
Right of notification - PL 95 608 Sec. 102(a), Sec. 103(a)). § 1912. Pending court proceedings; 25 U.S.C. §1903(4)
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Adoption, Disruption and Dissolution Resources
Judicial Guide to Implementing the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, ABA Center on Children and the Law, 2011.
National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges: 1) Resource Guidelines, 2) Judicial Leadership and Judicial Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases, and 3) Building a Better Collaboration
The Role of the Juvenile Court Judge Revisited, Hon. Leonard Edwards, Juvenile and Family Court Journal, Winter 2005.
International Social Services has resources to find families in other countries and obtain home studies.
Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence, Reno, NV: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Family Violence Department, 2008.
Lund, Theresa Roe and Jennifer Renne. Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys. Washington, DC: ABA Center on Children and the Law, 2009.