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The Toolkit featuring 3 toolkits for teen permanence
    Adolescents and Families for Life: A Toolkit for Supervisors
    The Family Bound Program: A Toolkit for Preparing Teens for Permanent Family Connections
    Families For Teens: A Toolkit for Focusing, Educating and Motivating Staff

California Permanence for Youth Project

A Family for Every Child: Strategies to Achieve Permanence for Older Foster Children and Youth{104C33ED-5D53-458B-B6AA-C4B645BD273B}

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Top Resources
Web Resources 2008 (annotated)

With links to other Casey resources


Family Groups & Decisions

American Humane's National Center on Family Group Decision Making

U.C. Davis The Resource Center for Family-focused Practice

Finding a child/youth family and other connections:

Family Finding

Relative Search Guide 

Six Steps to Find a Family: A Practice Guide to Family Search and Engagement

Family Search & Engagement: A Comprehensive Practice Guide

Youth & Permanence

Permanency Planning:  What Does It Mean For Adolescents? (and connections to other resources)

Foster Care Youth United

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Promising Practices for Youth Leaving Foster Care
Defining Safety, Permanency and Well-being Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care

Building Blocks for Youth (Juvenile Justice),%20dc)

Reconnecting Youth & Community: A Youth Development Approach

Harvard School of Public Health

Raising Teens (adolescent development)

Solicite la versi髇 en espa駉l a:
Organizaci髇 Panamericana de la Salud
Salud de Adolescentes
Unidad de Salud del Ni駉 y del Adolescente
羠ea de Salud Familiar y Comunitaria (FCH)
525 23rd St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037 EE.UU.
O desc醨guela de Internet:

The Search Institute
The 40 Developmental Assets
    for teens and other age groups
    in various languages

America抯 promise alliance

Inside the Teen Brain (helpful web site in understanding how a teen's thinking changes)

Youth in the Margins: A Report on the Unmet Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents in Foster Care 10/05/2001

CWLA Best Practices Guidelines: Serving LGBT Youth in out-of-home care

Chapin Hall

Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth

Network on Transition to Adulthood

Vulnerable Youth & the transition to adulthood

Youth Leadership Advisory Team Position Paper: Siblings in Foster Care and Adoption

ABA Center on Children and the Law

Reclaiming Youth Network

FOSTERING FRUSTRATION: How foster children are caught up in agency roulette

Covenant House/Columbia University
Youth in Crisis: Characteristics of Homeless Youth Served by Covenant House New York

Child Trends

Building a Better Teenager: A summary of "What Works" in Adolescent Development (Research Brief)
Child Trends Research Brief, Publication 2002-57

Youth Who "Age-Out" of Foster Care: Troubled Lives, Troubling Prospects (Research Brief)
Child Trends Research Brief, Publication 2002-59

Aging Out: Knowing Risa 


National Institute of Mental Health

A Home Within

Mentally Ill Youths and the Juvenile Justice System

National Mental Health Information Center

PTSD Research Quarterly

Mental Health Practice: Guidelines for Child Welfare{FAAABEF9-2E5C


Adopt US Kids website

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption 

New York State Citizen抯 Coalition for Children

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse

The 3𤃅 Model: preparing children for permanency
Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 27, Issue 2, February 2005, Pages 197-212
Darla L. Henry (717)236-8510

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)  

The National Adoption Center

Adoption, The Future of Children
Published by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Children, Families, and Foster Care, The Future of Children


Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Children's Bureau

Child & Family Web Guide at

The Children抯 Bureau Express

Children's Rights, Inc

Social Work on the Web

Welfare Information Network