Permanent Families & Lasting Connections
Permanent Families & Lasting Connections is a 2010 diligent recruitment project administered by the Clark County Department of Family Services in Las Vegas, Nevada. The target population of the project includes:
- Sibling groups of three or more
- Older youth
- Children with special health care needs
The overall objective of the project is to increase the number of qualified resource families (foster and adoptive homes) to meet the specific needs of children and youth in care. The network of resource families will be neighborhood based, culturally sensitive, and located primarily in the communities where the children live. These families will be recruited with an understanding of the need for permanency and concurrent planning. This will be accomplished through the implementation of a multi-faceted diligent recruitment program using family finding, child-specific recruitment, targeted recruitment, and training strategies that improve the education, preparation, and support of resource families including kinship, foster, concurrent, and adoptive families.