Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fostering Connections: New Resources and Training Opportunities

There are several new resources available to help support the implementation of the Fostering Connection Act in the States. (Hat tip: Children’s Defense Fund)

  • February 8 Webinar. The Fostering Connections Resource Center will be hosting a series of webinars to support implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. On Monday February 8th State leaders from Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee will share how their states are designing foster care services for 18 to 21 year olds. To reserve a seat for this webinar.
  • February 10 Teleconference: The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections will be holding a monthly teleconference series to provide a forum for sharing information and experiences in implementing improved child welfare practices and to learn about national trends and research findings. To register.
  • Sample Legislation to Implement the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Option.The Children’s Defense Fund in collaboration with others has developed this sample legislation that outlines the components that are required by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. Policymakers and administrators can use this tool in order to access the federally supported kinship guardianship program.
  • Guidance from the Children’s Bureau in the Administration on Children and Families: Implementing the Fostering Connections Act. A reference guide to locate Children’s Bureau policy, guidance and other implementation activities.

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