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Youth Permanency - March 21, 2007
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Listening time: 20 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Region VIII Youth Permanency Initiative
Gerald P. Mallon, Executive Director, NRCPFC

Overview of Youth Permanency
Eneida Blugh, MPA
Casey Family Services

 

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Listening time: 14 minutes
Youth Perspective
Schylar Canfield, Foster Care Alumni
Butte, Montana

 

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Listening time: 36 minutes
State Perspective - Massachusetts
Mary. N. Gambon, Assistant Commissioner for Adolescent, Adoption and Foster Care Services
Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Leo Farley, Director of Adoption Support Services
Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Maureen Fallon-Messeder, Director of Adolescent Services Massachusetts Department of Social Services

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Listening time: 11 minutes
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Agenda

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Region VIII Youth Permanency Initiative Overview

Massachusetts: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned
From November 2005-October 2006, the Massachusetts Department of Social Services sponsored a statewide Breakthrough Series Collaborative focused on Adolescent Permanency. This initiative supported 29 teams from across Massachusetts, along with one team each from Rhode Island and Maine, as they tested and implemented practices to improve the way permanency is achieved for adolescents. This final report highlights the key themes and promising practices that emerged from these 31 participating teams.