Permanency Planning Options for Children in Formal Kinship Care.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      The article describes efforts under way in Illinois to improve permanency outcomes for children in formal kinship care. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) developed a special permanency planning status for children in secure and stable family foster care with relatives. The social and economic conditions that have weakened primary-group structures over the past decade have greatly intensified the need for family support and out-of-home care. The article also presents findings from 1,116 assessments of children in formal kinship care that tested the feasibility of the Delegated Relative Authority option.