Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

Reasonable and Prudent Parenting

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A best practice training for foster and kinship caregivers; child welfare professionals.

The Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act offers the opportunity for children in foster care to have a more “normal” childhood experience while in care.  The Standard also offers foster parents new rights and flexibility in day-to-day parents. 

The training will walk foster parents through the Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard, explaining each facet and discussing what caregivers need to know when making decisions to provide children and youth with normative experiences while still maintaining their health, safety and best interests. Together, we’ll also discuss how to balance the provisions of this legislation with the reality that foster care requires teamwork, collaboration and communication.

This training developed to address the requirement that all foster parents in the State of New York receive training about the Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard in order to be held harmless from liability for decisions made under this 2014 Federal legislation.

  • Length: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Subject Areas: Foster Care and Adoption, Parenting
  • Facilitate by: Coalition staff

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