OUT-OF-HOME CARE

SUMMARY

Children who can’t safely live at home deserve the best care while waiting for permanency. Every effort should be made to ensure that time in out-of-home care is as short as possible, which means children and youth need services to heal and their families need supports to stabilize. Foster care families and residential treatment facilities must be able to meet children’s every need while guiding the transitions to and from their care. Social workers must have the capacity and resources to oversee both the out-of-home care and the urgent return of the children to permanency. Each child in out-of-home care must be supported by every level of government and community resource. We must all do our part because children don’t stop developing for any intervention and every child needs constant, loving care.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Family Connection Grants [Legislation]
  • LGBTQ Youth [Policy Topic]
  • Treatment Foster Care [Policy Topic]
  • Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, Foster Care [Legislation]
  • Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, Kinship Care [Legislation]
  • Tribal Title IV-E Technical Assistance [Legislation]
  • Residential Treatment [Policy Topic]
  • Seclusion & Restraint [Policy Topic]
  • Sex Trafficking from Foster Care [Policy Topic]
  • Older Youth [Policy Topic]

LEGISLATION & ADMINISTRATION ACTION

  • Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act (113th Congress, H.R. 3205)
  • Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351)

CWLA ADVOCACY