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Perspectives on Normalcy

The series Perspectives on Normalcy: Videos and Discussion Questions is designed to support states and territories in implementing training related to the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183).

Related Videos

View other videos in the Authentic Voices Video Series.

This tool includes videos from our Authentic Voices Videos series and accompanying discussion questions, as well as information and training resources about RPPS and normalcy. The videos feature a diverse group of individuals sharing their perspectives on normalcy and experiences with the child welfare system. 

Use the videos, questions, and additional information to illustrate normalcy and generate discussion about the complexities of implementing normalcy using the RPPS.

Videos and Discussion Questions

Kinship Adoption: You Get a Call, "Do You Want These Kids?" 

Young Adult Formerly in Congregate Care: Treat Me Like a Normal Child 

Adoptive Family: DNA Doesn't Define Family, Love Does

Young Adult Formerly in Foster Care: This Is My Family, This Is Where I Call Home

Community-Based Provider: Empowering Caregiver Decision-Making

Training Resources and Information

Learn about the reasonable and prudent parent standard and supporting normalcy for children through Child Welfare Information Gateway’s library and website.

View Training Resources and Information