This 14-minute video helps raise awareness about the importance of permanency for all youth who have experienced the foster care system – especially those with complex mental and behavioral needs. It features the stories of three families who were successfully reunited through the Child Protective Services Reintegration Pilot Project.
The video comes complete with a discussion guide for facilitators to stimulate critical thinking and discussion about ways to improve permanency outcomes among a variety of audiences, including:
- child welfare staff and administrators
- members of the legal community
- mental health professionals
- residential treatment providers
- students of social work
These discussions are germane in every community, regardless of whether it can implement the CPS Reintegration Project or is considering another permanency practice model.