9.8.1 Goals of Concurrent Permanency Planning

Concurrent Permanency Planning uses a mix of family-centered casework and legal strategies designed to:

  • Achieve early permanency for children
  • Decrease children’s length of stay in alternative care
  • Minimize the negative impact of placement on children
  • Reduce the number of moves and relationship disruptions children experience in alternative care
  • Develop a network of permanency planning resource parents (relatives or non-relatives) who can work towards reunification and also serve as permanency resources for children, and
  • Maintain continuity in children’s family and sibling relationships.

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