The Skills and Practice of Permanency for Probation Youth

Youth in juvenile justice need permanent lifelong connections, whether with their immediate or extended family or other non-related, supportive and nurturing adult. Participants will build a permanency team and take the steps to achieve permanence for youth in out of home placements. Resources for youth transitioning to adulthood will also be addressed.

Participants will:

  • Know the six key components of achieving permanence
  • Develop and implement a concurrent plan
  • Talk to youth about permanence
  • Understand the adoption process
  • Conduct relative evaluation and approval
  • Discriminate among permanency options
  • Identify community resources to assist transitioning youth

After the training, participants will have increased skills in meeting the permanency of the youth for whom they are responsible.

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