Each birth, foster or adoptive family has challenging items in their child’s history. Use this resource to make a thoughtful plan for impactful conversations.
Minnesota requires this comprehensive document for children and youth in out of home care. Learn more, see an example, view relevant statues and laws.
Having access to your personal information is a basic human right, however, foster care records are not forever. See the laws that govern retention and destruction.
Best practice, research, and good social work come together in this interactive and data-driven Lifebook training for permanency and child protection staff.
Is foster youth having access to their “file,” medical history, birth parent info, placement history and sibling details NECESSARY, a need or just nice to have?
Over redaction, lost and sealed records, incomplete, hurtful, and false information. Foster youth share about requesting their foster care file and give advice to other youth.
Each state varies in the documentation of foster youth’s medical info, social history and life stories. To work together, we must understand these differences.