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Child welfare -- Services for -- Evaluation, Evidence-based social work -- Case studies, Foster home care, Foster children -- Care, Kansas. Children and Family Services


This series of papers, Integrating Safety, Permanency and Well-Being in Child Welfare, describes how a more fully integrated and developmentally specific approach in child welfare could improve both child and system level outcomes. The papers were developed to further the national dialogue on how to more effectively integrate an emphasis on well-being into the goal of achieving safety, permanency and well-being for every child.

The third paper, A Case Example of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Well-Being Framework: KIPP (Akin, Bryson, McDonald, and Wilson), presents a case study of the Kansas Intensive Permanency Project and describes how it has implemented many of the core aspects of a well-being framework.

These papers are an invitation for further thinking, discussion and action regarding the integration of well-being into the work of child welfare. Rather than being a prescriptive end point, the papers build developmentally on the Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ 2012 information memorandum Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children and Youth Receiving Child Welfare Services and encourage new and innovative next steps on the journey to support healthy development and well-being


Note: At the time of writing Stephanie Bryson was affiliated with the University of British Columbia.

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