The following resources regarding Family Reunification were taken from the The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections. The NRCPFC at the Hunter College School of Social Work is a training, technical assistance, and information services organization dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of State, local, Tribal and other publicly administered or supported child welfare agencies to: institutionalize a safety-focused, family-centered, and community-based approach to meet the needs of children, youth and families.
Organizational Self Study on Parent-Child and Sibling Visits – This self study assessment tool can be used to review the core principles of parent-child and sibling visiting. The tool is designed to review overall agency readiness, assess administrative policies, and identify strengths and challenges in your parent-child and sibling visiting practice. (May 2011)
Family Reunification Through Visitation This online curriculum from the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh aims to train child welfare professionals in developing successful visitation plans and utilizing strategies for enhancing caregiver involvement in the process in order to increase the opportunity for achieving reunification. (July 2006)
Successful Family Reunifications: The Power of Stories A report from the Successful Family Reunification Project, sponsored by the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts, Court Improvement Program, and Catalyst for Kids that features families in Washington State who share challenges they faced in reunification, their insights into what led to their success, and their suggestions for helping more families succeed. (September 2006)
Family Reunification This article from The Future of Children discusses family reunification policy and practice. It discusses the legal framework shaping policy and practice of family reunification, assesses trends and patterns in reunification, and explores the implication for policy and practice. By Fred Wulczyn. (Winter 2004)
Family Reunification: What the Evidence Shows This issue brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway identifies meaningful family engagement, assessment and case planning, and service delivery as strategies that are most helpful in family reunification. These strategies are explored through findings from the Child and Family Services Reviews, review of literature on family reunification, and successful practice examples from the field. (June 2011)