Concurrent Permanency Planning

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					Concurrent Permanency
Planning
Contents
   Definitions
   Goals
   Target Populations
   Categories
   Activities
Definitions
Concurrent Permanency Planning
   Simultaneous identification of (a)
    services to be provided to improve the
    conditions which led to the child being
    placed, so the child can safely return
    home and (b) a family for the child that
    can assume care of the child, support
    reunification, and commit to being the
    permanent placement resource if the
    child can’t return home
Goals

   Achieve early permanency for the child;
   Decrease child’s length of stay in foster
    care;
   Reduce the number of moves a child
    experiences in care;
   Develop families who will work towards
    reunification and serve as permanent
    homes; and
   Decrease likelihood of re-entry into care
Target Populations
Included
   Children who are subjects of any
    immediate permanency planning;



   Indian children who are subjects of any
    immediate permanency planning;
Target Populations
Included
   Children under 8 and their siblings, if
    based on the thorough assessment of
    the child’s parents, it appears likely that
    the child will continue in care more than
    90 days;
   Children under 8 and their siblings who
    remain in care for more than 90 days
Target Populations
Excluded
   Children in placement solely to their
    own behavior (delinquents, truants,
    runaways)

   Children in placement solely to their
    status as developmentally delayed or
    emotionally handicapped
CPP - Immediate
Non-Indian Children
   The child or siblings have experienced
    egregious harm in the parents care; or
   The child is an abandoned infant; or
   The rights to another child of the parent
    have been involuntarily terminated; or
   Efforts or further efforts to reunify the
    parent with the child would be futile and
    unreasonable
   Child in care 15 of last 22 months
CPP - Immediate
Indian
   ICWA requires active efforts;
   Provisions of Minn. Law that permit the
    court to authorize stopping reunification
    efforts do NOT apply to active efforts;
   CCP for any case involving an Indian
    Child, the agency must comply with
    ICWA and MIFPA
CPP - Activities

   Conduct a thorough assessment of
    parents and child;
   Full Disclosure
   Recruit permanency resource
   Petition
   ID and Deliver reunification svc and
    place the child with permanency
    resource; and
CPP -Activities

   Visitation

   Documentation

   Proceed to Permanency

				
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