Concurrent Planning: What the Evidence Shows

Explores research and practice on concurrent planning, which is an approach that involves considering all reasonable options for permanency at the earliest possible point following a child's entry into foster care. This issue brief reports on how the practice of concurrent planning has evolved over the last decade, what the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) have shown regarding concurrent planning, and the research literature on concurrent planning. Two State examples associated with the successful planning and implementation of concurrent planning in public agencies are presented. 2012, Children's Bureau/ACYF.