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Redrawing the Family Circle: Concurrent Planning--Permanency for Young Children in High Risk Situations.

Wattenberg, Esther.

This 1997 symposium was about the federal law requiring a concurrent planning process that begins when a young child is placed in foster care, and that after six months a permanency decision must be made. This means that plans for permanent adoptive homes are prepared at the same time that services are made available to try and reunite children with their birth families. The idea is to curtail long delays in adoption if it turns out to be needed and to establish a permanent home for each child as soon as possible. Sequential planning, where adoption plans are developed only after attempts at reunification have failed, has been the standard practice until now. This publication presents the highlights of a symposium held at the University of Minnesota in December 1997 that considered the issues involved in concurrent planning, and especially how it can be incorporated into the Minnesota welfare system.

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CURA 98-1. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
A summary of proceedings of the symposium held December 12, 1997 at the University of Minnesota.
28 pp.
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