Supporting Lifelong Families: Steps Child Welfare Agencies Can Take to Prevent Children From Re-entering Foster Care

Nearly one in five children in foster care has been in care before. Each time a child comes in or out of care, families are fractured and re-fractured. Stable, nurturing families can bolster their resilience and lessen negative long-term effects — but these protective factors can’t be nurtured if children keep re-entering care.

This action plan, Supporting Lifelong Families: Steps Child Welfare Agencies Can Take to Prevent Children From Re-entering Foster Care, highlights the actions child welfare leaders can take now to begin addressing the re-entry problem.

 
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