Strategies & Resources for Transition to Family-Based Care
Both Scripture and social science affirm that the ideal environment for a child is a loving family. There are certainly situations in which this is not possible. But our priority – both for any program we lead and each child we serve – should always be towards care that is as close as possible to the ideal of healthy, permanent family. Guided by this conviction, many organizations serving orphans and vulnerable children today desire to shift from institution-centered care toward care centered in families.
This webinar will share strategies and free resources for transitioning to family-based care, including a recently released guidance manual
and toolkit developed with the help of over 50 global organizations that have pioneered the way in transitioning care. Topics covered include:
- key considerations for transition planning
- how to work in partnership with staff, partners, donors, and others to support the transition;
- a shift in a business model, such as cultivating resources that fund the cost of the transition and reallocating current assets;
- child-centered case management, including gatekeeping mechanisms to ensure appropriate family placements, key steps in determining placements, developing individual care plans, and preparing children and families for the transition.
- tools and concepts for monitoring and evaluation to ensure children are safe and cared for in their family placements.
This is the eleventh module in the CAFO Knowledge + Practice webinar series
, which translates research into actionable information that OVC care practitioners can implement immediately to elevate the quality of the care they provide.
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