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In-Service: Normalcy and the Prudent Parent Standard

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
5:30 pm7:30 pm
In-Service: Normalcy and the Prudent Parent Standard

One important way the child welfare system is working to improve young peoples’ transition from foster care into adulthood is to ensure youth have the opportunity to engage in a range of developmentally and age-appropriate experiences necessary for healthy emotional and social development. The federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 now requires states to implement a “reasonable and prudent parenting standard" giving caregivers the authority to make day-to-day decisions affecting children in their care regarding extracurricular, enrichment, cultural, social or sporting activities. This training will examine the current factors needed to be examined when caregivers are implementing this standard.