Having the Normalcy Conversation: A Guide for Discussing Developmentally Appropriate Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults in Foster Care

Explore the various aspects of the importance of normalcy for children and youth in care.

Publication year: 2016
Author:
Capacity Building Center for States

Description

Describes the importance of normalcy for children and youth in care; presents legislative requirements for a “reasonable and prudent parent standard” to promote normalcy; and provides guidance for facilitating a normalcy conversation, including exploring essential dialogue topics, key stakeholders to involve in discussions about normalcy, and tips for promoting a productive conversation.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2016). Having the normalcy conversation: A guide for discussing developmentally appropriate services for children, youth, and young adults in foster care. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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