• July 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 6

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AdoptUsKids' Resources for Emergency Planning and Interjurisdictional Placement

A Case Planning Desk Reference for Emergency Situations is now available from AdoptUsKids. The reference guide is an effort to help social workers lessen the impact of extreme situations or natural disasters on child welfare programs across the country. Put together at the behest of the State of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the guide emphasizes child safety and permanency planning in disaster scenarios. A case planning checklist is included to help the caseworker make recommendations to the court of jurisdiction.
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The AdoptUsKids website now features a section on interjurisdictional resources to help child welfare professionals and families sort out the practices, policies, and procedures related to the placement of foster children across county, State, tribal, or national boundaries. The section includes checklists provided by the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) to ensure safe and suitable placements and guarantee proper care. A report describing the barriers to interjurisdictional placement and a list of recommendations for improving the process are also included.

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