Webinar Recording: Improving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth

Posted August 11, 2016, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s webinar, Improving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth, highlights ways states can reduce the use of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) and improve permanency outcomes for older youth. The webinar is the fifth in a six-part series titled, Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act.

The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (SFA) contains provisions to help increase the number of youth placed in permanent families and connected with caring adults as they transition to adulthood. The law does this, in part, by restricting the use of APPLA. The webinar featured additional resources, including the Funding Youth Permanency Guide, that can be found at the Families NOW website.

Presenters for this webinar included:

  • Hope Cooper
    Child welfare consultant
    True North Group

  • Gail Johnson Vaughan
    Director emerita/chief permanency officer
    Families NOW

  • Jenny Pokempner
    Child welfare policy director
    Juvenile Law Center

Previous webinars in this series:

Register now for the sixth and final webinar in the series.

Model Extension of Care and Re-Entry Policies — Creating a Legal Structure that Promotes Engagement

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, Sept. 29, 2016

More than half the states have extended foster care beyond age 18, but many are struggling to build a system that engages youth and serves them well. This webinar will explore key components of a youth-engaging extended foster care system. This session will explore model programs and policies in various states as well as reform plans. It will also examine how states can leverage SFA provisions to improve the quality of extended foster care.