Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out of Home Care 2CE
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All Courses 30 Day Access
This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article tackling permanency for youth in out-of-home care. Recognizing the critical need for youth to experience connections to family, many jurisdictions are executing laws, policies and programs in an effort to assist these youth in achieving permanency
In Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out-of-Home Care, Participants will first consider arguments justifying the significance placed upon youth and family connections. Next, Participants will learn about Federal legislation supporting youth permanency. Additionally, Participants will focus on the following strategies for permanency planning with youth: involving youth in permanency planning; strengthening family preservation and reunification services; offering guardianship and subsidized guardianship as options; maintaining relationships with kin; recruiting foster and adoptive families for youth through the use of both media and social media, market segmentation and connecting youth and prospective families; focusing on both pre- and postplacement services; exploring relational permanency; strengthening the workforce to support enhanced permanency; and strengthening court supports. Also, Participants will examine concerns that threaten permanency for youth, such as: policies and attitudes may not reflect an emphasis on permanency for youth; sequential case planning and a focus on independent living services may be inadequate for permanency; insufficient amounts of families recruited to foster and adopt youth; youth initially may be resistant to permanency planning; and the court process may slow or hinder efforts toward permanency.
This course is intended to provide child welfare professionals, mental health professionals and social workers with an overview of permanency for youth in out-of-home care.
Approved by the Following State Boards
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)
To be familiar with the importance of connecting youth to family
To be aware of Federal legislation that supports youth permanency
To consider the following strategies for permanency planning with youth:
-Involving youth in permanency planning
-Strengthening family preservation and reunification services
-Offering guardianship and subsidized guardianship as options
-Maintaining relationships with kin
-Recruiting foster and adoptive families for youth
-Focusing on both pre- and postplacement services
-Exploring relational permanency
-Strengthening the workforce to support enhanced permanency
-Strengthening court supports
To learn about the different barriers to permanency for youth
Read Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out-of-Home Care. Child Welfare Information Gateway. Available online at https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/focus/enhancing/index.cfm
You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion. You will also be required to complete a course evaluation. Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.