Integrated Permanency Best Practice
- Child Welfare Workers
- Child Welfare Supervisors
- Social Services Non-child Welfare
- Court Personnel/Legal Professionals
- Caregivers and Potential Caregivers
Targeted Age Group(s)
QIC-EY Engagement Model Components (i) The engagement model components were identified through the QIC-EY Environmental Scan as critical to the support of youth engagement in the attainment of permanence.
- Engage Specialized Staff
- Support Youth Empowerment
- Utilize Youth-guided Team
- Prioritize Legal, Relational and Cultural Permanence
The Integrated Permanency Best Practice model focuses on three concepts: youth and family engagement, youth-guided teams and youth-and-family readiness with a belief that when healthy, loving relationships are given priority, young people gain well-being and increased likelihood to succeed as adults. The Plummer Youth Promise Permanency Practice Leadership (PPL) team provides specialized permanency consulting, training, coaching and technical assistance for child welfare providers, government agencies and other nonprofit organizations.
The Plummer PPL experts use an implementation science framework. These experts help agencies to weave the concept of permanency throughout their organizations to develop a permanency-driven culture; to identify and to train staff on the best permanency practices, strategies and tools; and to design or to customize the practice model so that it provides an optimal foundation for guiding permanency efforts. The Plummer experts provide structured individual and/or group coaching for a wide range of staff members, from managers and supervisors to frontline workers.
In addition to building organizational values and leadership within agencies, the model teaches critical skills and competencies in youth-and-family engagement, supervising to permanency values and tool utilization to help children and youth heal and build relationships that lead to permanency. Case-specific consultation is available as a post-training support to integrate and to apply new learning to the work with youth and families.
Plummer permanency efforts and techniques are built on evidence-informed approaches and are recognized as promising practices by national organizations. The Plummer Permanency Practice Leadership team is an experienced group of child welfare professionals who specialize in permanency strategy development and training for organizations responsible for the lives of children in state care.
Plummer also can offer technical assistance:
- to select, train, supervise, develop and evaluate staff to build a permanency-competent workforce.
- to assist with data tracking and measurement to determine whether organizations are setting and meeting permanency-related goals and benchmarks effectively.
- to provide tips for deepening an organization’s partnerships and collaborations to achieve more timely and successful permanency outcomes.
The cost of implementing and administering the program is determined within the context of a contracted partnership. Training and certification are required to administer the program.