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Learn the definition and find information about normalcy and the reasonable and prudent parent standard in the PL 113-183.

Publication Year 2016
Video

Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

Publication Year 2016
Video

Shares Stephen’s story about being a community-based provider and policymaker in Florida, the need for laws that empower caregiver decision-making, creating Florida’s reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS), and the effect RPPS and normalcy laws can have on foster care.

Publication Year 2016
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Learn about quality contacts, why they are important, and how an agency can successfully implement them.

Publication Year 2017
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Examine a five-step framework that helps organizations promote youth engagement in normalcy conversations about the youth’s own care.

Publication Year 2017
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Explore the various aspects of the importance of normalcy for children and youth in care.

Publication Year 2016
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Learn to facilitate a normalcy conversation and to promote normal and developmentally appropriate experiences for youth in foster care.

Publication Year 2017
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Hear about the challenges and experiences of an adoptive family and how they created belonging, healthy development, and normal experiences.

Publication Year 2016
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This handout is part of the series, “Perspectives on Normalcy: Videos and Discussion Questions.” It is designed to facilitate discussion about the issues raised in the video, “Kinship Adoption: You Get a Call, ‘Do You Want These Kids?’”

Publication Year 2016
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This handout is part of the series, “Perspectives on Normalcy: Videos and Discussion Questions.” It is designed to facilitate discussion about the issues raised in the video, “Community-Based Provider: Empowering Caregiver Decision-Making.” 

Publication Year 2016