Permanency for children and youth is critical to a child's sense of well-being, safety and long term success in life, especially for youth in care. When young people age out of the foster care system they need responsible adults who are willing to provide various supports that will help the youth transition to adulthood.
The training for adult caregivers in local districts of social service and voluntary agencies in New York State, will focus on defining and identifying permanency options for youth to be explored whether or not reunification with birth families is possible. The additional options include: adoption, guardianship (including KinGAP), and Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) with a permanency resource.
Register directly via your Training Coordinator/Director. You may use the Human Services Learning Center link to register: https://www.hslcnys.org/hslc/
For more information, email Melissa Rivera at Melissa.Rivera@ocfs.ny.gov.