Permancy In Childhood

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However, the history of child welfare in the United States have shift between family preservation and child safety. In the early 1970s, is when they saw a chance to reduce children’s time in foster care and expedite paths to permanency. By 1997 the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) (P.L.105-89) marked the first time related to permanency were explicitly stated in legislation, which was an opportunity in changing the landscape of child welfare practice. Therefore, the law begins to connect safety and permanency by substantiation how both factor was necessary to how they achieve the overall child well-being. ASFA made it very aware that child safety was paramount, by providing new way of defining permanency for children and youth in foster
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