Netlink: Permanency Options for Caregivers

Date:   Thursday, April 04, 2019
Time:   8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Trainer:   Frannie McMahon BS
Location:   Child Welfare Partnership - Netlink

This course will explore the complex and often confusing topic of child welfare permanency options. We'll talk about some of the legal implications of choosing adoption, guardianship or another planned permanent living arrangement as the identified plan in a case. These decisions affect which adults can make decisions about routine lifestyle concerns ranging from school options, discipline, visits with birth parents and relatives and medical care. We'll also discuss what some of the financial implications can be for making a permanency choice. This course will not be able to give you specific advice regarding your case, but will give you the questions to explore with your caseworker when deciding which plans best fit the needs of the child in your care.