Family Reunification: What the Evidence Shows

About the Course:

Family reunification, the process of returning children in temporary out-of-home care to their families of origin, is the most common goal and outcome for children in out-of-home care. This course examines states’ successes and challenges related to family reunification, as documented in the Federal Child and Family Services Reviews; reviews research regarding factors contributing to timely, stable reunifications; offers specific program examples that illustrate these factors; and uses all of the above to suggest several guiding principles for practice in this critical area of permanency planning.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2006

Course Material Author

Child Welfare Information Gateway staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about research and other supporting evidence regarding the efficacy of family reunification practices. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Examine and assess states’ successes and challenges related to family reunification, as documented in the Federal Child and Family Services Reviews.

  2. Describe research aspects of family reunification and how they impact services delivery.

  3. Identify and critique examples presented from the field.

  4. Explain principles of permanency planning for family reunification and how future research might help improve the process.

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Course Number 101406
2 credit hours
NBCC: 1 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $13.94
4.4 out of 5
275 members have taken this course