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Module 9: Out-of-Home Placement and Permanency Planning
(3 day – 18 hours)

Module 9 of Charting the Course, Out-of-Home Placement and Permanency Planning, introduces the new child welfare professional to the knowledge and skills required to do effective service planning with families when the safety of the children requires an out-of-home placement. Dependency issues and the traumatic impact of separation on children will be discussed. The course also covers the array of permanency options available to achieve permanency for children in out-of-home care. Emphasis is placed on effective concurrent planning and visitation. An understanding of the federal and state regulatory guidelines assists child welfare professionals in knowing their own role in the process of placement in order to achieve the overall mission of timely safety, permanence and well-being for children, youth and families. This workshop is eligible for 18 Continuing Education credit hours.

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PowerPoint Items:
Module 9: Out-of-Home Placement and Permanency Planning
Jeopardy Game

Handout 1: Charting the Course Towards Permanency for Children in Pennsylvania: Module 9: Out of Home Placement and Permanency Planning
Handout 2: Agenda
Handout 3: Learning Objectives
Handout 4: Idea Catcher
Handout 5: Pennsylvania's Child Welfare Practice Model
Handout 6: Video Worksheet
Handout 7: The Importance of Permanency
Handout 8: Out-of-Home Placement Best Practices Statements
Handout 9: Interactional Helping Skills in Child Welfare
Handout 10: Incorporating Interactional Helping Skills into Placement Practice
Handout 11: Permanency Goal Comparisons
Handout 12: Permanency Goal Descriptions
Handout 13: Act 80 of 2012
Handout 14: Jigsaw Reading: The Eight Core Components of Concurrent Planning
Handout 15: Permanency Timelines
Handout 16: Laws and Policy Relating to Family Finding
Handout 17: Family Finding Legislation and Policy
Handout 18: Smith Family Genogram
Handout 19: The Search for Smith Relatives
Handout 20: Smith Family Search and Engagement Efforts
Handout 21: Why Team for Permanency?
Handout 22: Full Disclosure
Handout 23: Visitation Plan
Handout 24: Child's Permanency Plan
Handout 25: Descriptions of Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) Units of Service
Handout 26: Carley's Child Permanency Plan: Service Plan
Handout 27: References

Appendix 1: Permanency Goals Cards
Appendix 2: Engaging Crystal Through Full Disclosure
Appendix 3: Living Environments
Appendix 4: Permanency Game
Appendix 5: CTC: Mod 9 Post-test Instructions

Trainer Resources:
Trainer Resource #1: Concurrent Planning Policy and Implementation (Concurrent Planning Bulletin)
Trainer Resource #2: Permanency Goal Comparisons
Trainer Resource #3: Jeopardy Answers
Trainer Resource #4: Act 55: Family Finding and Kinship Care
Trainer Resource #5: Smith Family Search and Engagement Efforts
Trainer Resource #6: Smith Family Updated Case

Poster 1: Getting to Positive Outcomes
Poster 2: Our Permanency Goal
Poster 3: Eight Core Components of Concurrent Planning

Table Resources:
Table Resource #1: Child and Adolescent Development Resource Book (In contracted training rooms)
Table Resource #2: Voluntary Post Adoption Contact Agreement
Table Resource #3: Know Your Rights book (In contracted training rooms)
Table Resource #4: Virtual Visitation and Child Welfare
Table Resource #5: Visitation: Promoting Positive Visitation Practices for Children and Their Families through Leadership, Teamwork, and Collaboration (In contracted training rooms)
Table Resource #6: Pennsylvania Parent Visitation Guide