(Service) Planning For Your Future
Once a child is removed from home, service plans (or case plans) become a crucial part of a parent’s life. Whether parents complete services and change behaviors are the deciding factors in determining whether a child returns home.
Far too often, service planning leaves parents out and ignores the realities in their lives. In this issue, parents, caseworkers and attorneys share ideas about how to meet parents where they are and prepare them for successful reunification.
Stories in this issue were developed in writing workshops at the Center for Family Representation and Graham Windham, and through a workshop for frontline sta at Sheltering Arms.