Intensive Permanence Services

Implementation of Intensive Permanence Services: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Preparing Foster Youth for Supportive Relationships
This study explores the experiences of staff who implemented a trauma-informed model called Intensive Permanence Services (IPS). Qualitative interviews with staff who developed and implemented the IPS model and reviewed agency documents to identify the key characteristics of the model is also discussed.

Heartshare St. Vincent’s Services Implements Intensive Permanence Services: A Story of Learning, Healing, Loving, and Commitment:
This article discusses the Intensive Permanence Services (IPS) approach. There are four stages of IPS: Trusting, Healing, Connecting, and Supporting.

Family Finding Evaluations: A Summary of Recent Findings
This summary reviews the results from 13 evaluations of Family Finding that have been released over the past two years. Key findings from the studies include: 1) three evaluations identified a positive impact on legal permanency and 2) the studies also examined impacts on outcomes that might precede permanency, such as foster care placement stability and case plan goals.

Results from a Family Finding Experiment
The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of family-finding, a child welfare practice approach that provides intensive search and engagement efforts for children in foster care and their families with the objectives of strengthening family connections and permanency.

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