The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is a law and process designed to ensure that children who are placed across state lines are safe, healthy, and able to receive services and protections across jurisdictions. Unfortunately, the ICPC process can be riddled with delays and frustrations for child welfare workers, families, and those in the court system. This workshop will provide a detailed overview of the ICPC process and examine strategies for overcoming the most commonly experienced challenges.
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the purpose and goals of the ICPC
- Recognize common terms and definitions
- Identify when ICPC applies and when it does not
- Develop the skills necessary to complete a placement
- Utilize strategies to avoid delays
- Understand the use of ICPC in permanency
In addition, there will be a focused discussion on the relationship between the ICPC process and the child welfare system’s goal of safety, permanency and well-being for children and youth.