Family Foster Care and Kinship Care (CA-FKC) 23: Case Closing and Aftercare
The organization works with reunified families, youth who are transitioning to independence, adoptive families, and families with permanent legal guardianship to plan for case closing and develop aftercare plans.
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Children in Family Foster Care and Kinship Care live in safe, stable, nurturing, and often temporary family settings that best provide the continuity of care to preserve relationships, promote well-being, and ensure permanency.
Examples: Supportive people chosen by children and families can include, for example, extended family, friends, and other service providers.
Upon case closing, the organization notifies any collaborating service providers, including the courts and tribal governments, as appropriate.
When children have been reunified with their families, the case closing process includes discussion with the family about the successful changes in behaviours and conditions that reduced risk to the child, and strategies for maintaining those changes.
NAThe organization, by virtue of law or contract, does not serve parents.
The organization works with children and families to:
develop an aftercare plan, sufficiently in advance of case closing, that identifies the family’s needs and goals and facilitates the initiation or continuation of needed supports and services, including crisis resources; or
conduct a formal case closing evaluation, including an assessment of unmet need, when the organization has a contract with a public authority that does not include aftercare planning or follow-up,.
The organization follows up on the aftercare plan, as appropriate, when possible, and with the permission of children and families.
NAThe organization has a contract with a public authority that prohibits or does not include aftercare planning or follow-up.