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Vol. 22, No. 3
June 2017

NC Refocuses on Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in Foster Care

North Carolina has had a bit of a wake-up call. In 2015, federal reviewers concluded we need to improve our system for recruiting and retaining resource families. Knowing we can do better, a broad array of North Carolina stakeholders has developed a plan to help us bring about needed changes. This issue of Practice Notes explains our state’s vision for the future, outlines our new Diligent Recruitment and Retention plan, and provides resources and suggestions for those working to find--and retain--families for children in foster care.

Contents of this Issue

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NC's New Diligent Recruitment and Retention Plan

Let's Be Clear with Families: "Fostering to Adopt" Is Not Really a Thing

Supporting and Developing the Resource Families You Have

A Conversation with Catawba County's Megan Burns: Suggestions and Lessons learned from a (Relatively) New Recruiter

Using Data to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Resource Families

References for this Issue

~ Family and Children's Resource Program ~