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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Reasonable Efforts? Has this really happened for Our Families?

 Here is how the term "Reasonable Efforts" for our families begin:
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In 1980, Congress passed the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act. 1 The Adoption Assistance Act requires, in part, that states receiving federal monies under the Act make "reasonable efforts" to prevent the removal of children from their homes and, whenever possible, to reunify children placed in foster care with their families." (Reference)
It can not be denied that child abuse exists. Nor can it be denied that a child needs a permanent home. However, has the government taken steps to assist parents and children to provide direction to show parents how to be successful in raising their family. Or has the government taken advantage of this Incentive Program for their own personal gain?
Please note, in  2008, in the legislation there is now a "New and Improved?" Incentives Package.
DEVELOPED WITH SUPPORT FROM THE EDNA MCCONNELL CLARK FOUNDATION
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES FOR ATTORNEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GUIDELINES FOR ATTORNEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Responsibilities of All Attorneys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1. Responsibilities Prior to Representing a Client in a Dependency Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2. Responsibilities After Undertaking Representation of a Client in a Dependency Case . . .
Additional Responsibilities of Attorneys for Parents or Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Additional Responsibilities of Agency Attorneys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES FOR JUDGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GUIDELINES FOR JUDGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitoring Social and Legal Services to Children and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Reasonable Efforts Determinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES FOR CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GUIDELINES FOR CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Establishing Programs of Preventive, Reunification, and Permanency Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Reasonable Efforts in Each Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INTERNET RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
REFERENCE LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Granpa Chuck
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