This course will prepare you to lead and guide permanency planning meetings. You will learn about the permanency planning meeting process and participant engagement. The term “participant” is used rather than just parent engagement as the success of enhanced permanency planning meetings is dependent on the engagement of all parties: parents, youth, relatives, caregivers, significant supports, key case participants, and the assigned caseworker. As you progress through the sessions, you will learn how to build your own facilitation toolkit that can be applied to all interactions. In the final session there will opportunities to practice new facilitation tools and skills by using role play based on a case scenario.
DCYF staff can register for Facilitating Permanency Planning Meetings (webinar) through TLC. For help with TLC, please contact DCYF.LearningCenter@dcyf.wa.gov.