Concurrent Planning: What the Evidence Shows (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course looks at the concurrent planning approach as a way to expedite permanency for  children in the foster care system care and how this approach affects children, birth parents, caseworkers, and adoptive families.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Publisher:  Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children’s Bureau

Find the article at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/concurrent_evidence.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to concurrent planning and permanency.

Learning Objectives:  Identify how concurrent planning affects children and birth families.  Identify how concurrent planning affects caseworkers.  Identify how concurrent planning affects foster/adoptive families.

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1: In  concurrent planning, an alternative permanency goal is pursued
 
 
2: The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections identifies __________ core components of concurrent planning.
 
 
 
 
3: Under the concurrent planning model, the preadoptive parents are expected to support
 
 
 
4: The number of state statutes that, at a minimum, allow for concurrent planning to occur increased from 33 in 2003 to how many in 2009?
 
 
 
 
5: Following the second round of Child and Family Service Reviews, at least _____________ states had formal concurrent planning policies.
 
 
 
 
6: The Final Reports of the Child and Family Services Reviews show less evidence for concurrent planning
 
 
7: The primary benefit of concurrent planning appears to be that children in foster care achieve_________ with families more quickly.
 
 
 
8: In a 2002 study, Potter and Klein-Rothschild looked at Colorado's Expedited Permanency Planning project which used an intensive concurrent planning model.  They found that African-American children were __________ less likely to achieve timely permanency.
 
 
 
 
9: In the same study, Potter and Klein-Rothschild found that each additional caseworker decreased the likelihood of timely permanency by ________.
 
 
 
 
10: In a study of 885 children from California, D'Andrade (2009) found that when full disclosure was present (i.e., notifying the birth parents of the consequence of failing to complete the case plan), children were _________ likely to be reunified with their parents.
 
 
11: Juvenile court oversight of permanency planning and decision-making for children in foster care is mandated by
 
 
 
12: Child welfare staff often believe that concurrent planning is
 
 
 
 
13: The concurrent planning approach demands that foster/adoptive families must be willing to make a permanent commitment to a child placed in their home _________ the child is available for adoption
 
 
14: A study of concurrent planning in New York State found that existing  ___________ may not be adequate to meet foster/adoptive parents' complex needs(Gerstenzang and Freundlich, 2005).
 
 
 
 
15: After implementing concurrent planning statewide in North Dakota, the average length of time for children in care decreased from 17 months in 1999 to ________ months in 2003.
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 CEU continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.