Accomplishing Permanency: Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 13, 2012 - Social Science - 154 pages
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Reunification is a primary goal of foster care systems and the most common permanency planning decision. It is defined as the return of children placed in protective care to the home of their birth family and used to describe the act of restoring a child in out-of-home care back to the biological family. Yet reunification decision-making and the process of reintegrating children into birth families remains under researched. This Brief takes a look at family reunification knowledge and research in Australia where there is evidence that most children placed in protective care are eventually reunited with their birth parents. It explores how a knowledge of reunification decision making and outcomes can contribute to strengthening practice and informing policy formulation and program planning in Child Welfare.
 

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Contents

Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 1 Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Ou...
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 2 Family Characteristics and Histories
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 3 Reasons for Children Entering Care
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 4 Assessment and Intervention
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 5 Case Plans and Care Arrangements
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 6 Care Patterns and Outcomes of Reunification
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 7 Decisions About Reunification and Interventions to Support...
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 8 The Carers Contributions and Experience
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 9 Parental Perspectives
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Accomplishing Permanency Reunification Pathways and Outcomes for Foster Children 10 Informing Policy and Practice in Reunification
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