Best Practices for Professionals

Despite the nation’s stated goal to achieve permanency for children, in 2007 more than 28,000 youth aged out of foster care, meaning they left the child welfare system without a permanent family.  The  Fostering Connections and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 strengthened the federal mandate that each youth leave foster care with a permanent family through safe reunification with their parents, adoption, guardianship, or that they have “another planned permanent living arrangement.”  In this section you will find promising practices and models for:

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