Permanency Session 1

Tim Swift

Intended Audience: OCFS Caseworkers

Credit: 12HRS

Permanency Session 1-Day One

This training will focus on permanency, its definition and the options available to children and families involved with the DHHS /OCFS.

Day One will address how important it is to have children remain with their families as long as it is safe, and how reunification is our number one goal for children who enter into our care. It will reference OCFS policy and procedures and outline the caseworker’s role and responsibilities for permanency planning in Service Cases, Preparing for (out-of-home) Placement, and Reunification Cases.


Permanency Session 1-Day Two

This training is an extension of the Day One training and further develops caseworkers understanding of their role and responsibilities in permanency planning. It introduces caseworkers to Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, out-of-home placement work with Visitation, Educational Stability, Trial (return home) Placement, Cease Reunification and the Termination of Parental Right (TPR) casework responsibilities