Course Detail: 18SW0404 - Children and Youth who Exit Foster Care to Adoption and Guardianship: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
You will come away from this presentation with knowledge about recent trends in permanency for foster youth, including the nationwide shift from a child welfare system primarily focused on providing services to children in foster care to a system focused more on services intended to maintain stable, legally permanent adoptive and guardianship homes. Risk and protective factors for successful post-permanency adjustment will be discussed, as well as promising interventions for supporting former foster youth and their families after legal adoption or guardianship.
Who Should Attend?
- - Social Workers
- - Health Professionals
- - Mental Health Professionals
- - Human Service Professionals
- - Discuss alternative permanency options for children and youth in the child welfare system in NC
- - Review nationwide trends in policy and practice in regard to permanency
- - Summarize research evidence regarding risk and protective factors for stability after adoption and guardianship
- - Identify promising interventions for achieving stable permanency
CEUs and Contact Hours
This lecture is worth 2 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs.