Permanency Planning for Foster Youth

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    Taxonomy Code: PH-6500.1500-625

    Programs that help children in the child welfare system locate and maintain lifetime family connections. Permanence should bring physical, legal and emotional safety and security within the context of a family relationship and allow multiple relationships with a variety of caring adults while ensuring that youth in care have life skills for independence. Permanence can be the result of preservation of the family; reunification with birth family; or legal guardianship or adoption by kin, fictive kin, or other caring and committed adults. It also includes efforts to achieve and maintain other lifelong relationships such as with siblings, extended family members, mentors and childhood friends.

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    Child Protection Services - Larimer County Department of Human ServicesProvides access for citizens and mandated reporters to report allegations of child abuse and/or neglect. Also offers foster placement, kinship care services, and adoption services. Other protection services include: - Risk assessment - Crisis resolution - Individual and family education around protective issues - Referrals to and coordination with service providers - Financial management - Guardianship - Placement and care coordination - Detention screening - Individual and family counseling for youth ages 10 - 18 who face issues of delinquent behavior, mental health emergencies, and parent-child conflicts. Larimer CountyChildren, Youth and Family Services - Larimer County Department of Human ServicesLarimer County Department of Human Services

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