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Prepermanency Services for Adoptive and Guardianship Families
Defines prepermanancy services for prospective adoptive and guardianship families and raises awareness about the need for more prepermanency services supports alongside postpermanency supports.
Capacity Building Center for States
Defines prepermanency services for prospective adoptive and guardianship families and raises awareness about the need for more prepermanency services supports alongside postpermanency supports. This factsheet explores common prepermanency needs of prospective adoptive and guardianship families and children and offers guidance on supports aimed at addressing those needs, including suggested resources and training for agencies to use in their adoption and guardianship programs. This resource also includes information for agencies to assess and enhance their prepermanency supports and services.
Capacity Building Center for States (2017). Prepermanency Services for Adoptive and Guardianship Families. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Engagement and empowerment of youth in foster care can have powerful positive results for young people seeking permanency. Working toward legal permanency (i.e., reunification, adoption, or kinship care) and relational permanency (i.e., a relationship or connection with a caring adult) for older youth is an important goal for child welfare agencies (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2019).