Practice Development Program
Idaho has been contending with burgeoning rates of youth entering foster care, expectations for compliance with ASFA timelines, and decreased capacity for family preservation services and tending to developmental needs of youth in care.
Permanency is a challenging state to create for youth in out of home care and its failure can have devastating consequences. Well being does not receive deserved attention because of a focus on safety and legal forms of permanency. Additionally, Idaho has disproportionate rate of youth of color in our child welfare system experiencing significantly poorer outcomes of permanency and well being.
The Practice Development Advisory Board is focused on improving outcomes for families, children, youth and young adults served in the child welfare system.
With a primary commitment to the well-being of families, we will promote permanency and successful transition through community collaboration, disseminating best practice tools and methodologies and encouraging innovations that improve permanency, safety, and well being outcomes for children, youth and young adults.
These methodologies include family centered practice, evidence based practice, constituency engagement and addressing disproportionality.
The goal of the partnership is to improve child welfare practice in Idaho by:
Read more about Practice Development in the Charter.