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Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out-of-Home Care

This guide is brought to you by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. 

Permanency for youth in foster care should include a permanent legal connection to a family, such as reuniting with birth parents, adoption, kinship care, or legal guardianship. However, when these options are less likely, workers can help youth pursue physical or relational permanency.

This resource will provide you with: 

  • The importance of focusing on youth and family connections
  • Federal legislation supporting youth permanency 
  • Strategies for permanency planning with youth
  • Barriers to permanency for youth

Click on the link below to view this resource.


Your donations help make a difference.

Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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