Permanency Planning for Children and Youth: Out-of-Home Placement Decisions

  title={Permanency Planning for Children and Youth: Out-of-Home Placement Decisions},
  author={S. J. Taylor and K. Charlie Lakin and Bradley K. Hill},
  journal={Exceptional Children},
  pages={541 - 549}
This article advocates the extension of “permanency planning” in out-of-home placements to include those children and youth with developmental disabilities. It discusses permanency planning and notes its promise in improving the opportunities of all children and youth to grow up in a stable family environment. There is a need for major initiatives in this area: 78% of children and youth with developmental disabilities who are placed in long-term care have no such protections. Though some states… 

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