WHAT WE DO

Mission:

Partnerships for Permanence is committed to working together with foster care alumni and adoptees to raise awareness and actively work to improve the child welfare system. We strive to involve adults and young people equally in our work. Our goal is to teach adult professionals how to better advocate for young people through skills-building workshops around communication, advocacy, and shared leadership. 

Values:

We are very unique because our youth consultants have all been involved in the child welfare system, and are actively working on becoming successful adults.

Subsequently, our team of young adults have had time to reflect on their experiences, assess what system improvements would have positively impacted our lives, and what types of supports are needed to help current foster children and adoptees within the child welfare system. Our team of youth experts have an inside perspective on what its like to be involved in foster care, and afterwards.

WE WORK WITH YOUTH, PROFESSIONALS, AND FAMILIES

  • Young people previously or currently involved in child welfare including foster and adoptive youth, young people involved in leadership or after school programs and youth advisory board members

  • Child welfare direct service providers

  • County and State managers, directors, and commissioners

  • Human and Social services staff, nonprofit youth workers and professionals

  • Foster and adoptive parents, relative or kin of youth in care

YOUTH Facilitated Workshop Topics

  • Youth-Adult Partnerships for Permanency 101 – Child Welfare Youth and Adults

  • Points of Collaboration – Y-AP Mapping for Greater Permanency

  • Digital Storytelling – Helping Young People in Child Welfare Tell Their Stories

  • Youth-Adult Partnerships in Child Welfare through Arts and Creative Expression

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We facilitate GROUP MEETINGS AND provide INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION

  • Youth-Adult Partnerships in Child Welfare

  • How to be more adaptive and responsive to youth in care

  • Cultural Competency in Child Welfare

  • Getting Over Adultism

  • We will help you develop skills to authentically engage with young people around permanency planning

  • We review your current plans for youth engagement and identify collaboration points for program improvement and service delivery 

 

WE PARTNER WITH EXPERTS TO WORK ON CHILD WELFARE POLICIES

  • We will help you navigate State and Federal laws, policies, and statutes related to child welfare, and youth in transition.

  • We contribute and co-author publications and resources related to child welfare policy and legislation.

 

PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS WE'VE WORKED WITH

PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS WE'VE WORKED WITH

   

 

 


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