Fostering Perspectives is sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Social Services, SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out), and the Family and Children’s Resource Program, part of the University of North Carolina School of Social Work. These organizations contribute to the development and production of each issue in an effort to improve the quality of foster care in North Carolina.

Advisory Board

Special thanks to North Carolina’s Permanency Design Team for its contributions to this issue.

Editorial Staff

Editor: John McMahon and Jonathan Rockoff, UNC School of Social Work

Website: Matt Tarpley and Southey Blanton, UNC School of Social Work

Fostering Perspectives exists to promote the professional development of North Carolina’s child welfare professionals and foster, kinship, and adoptive parents and to provide a forum where the people involved can exchange ideas about the child welfare system in our state.

The opinions and beliefs expressed herein are not necessarily those of its publishers, the NC Division of Social Services and the University of North Carolina School of Social Work. In an effort to serve readers, we sometimes reference other sources of information (e.g., books, web pages). Any listing of this sort is not necessarily an endorsement of these references.

Fostering Perspectives is published in May and November of each year.

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Fostering Perspectives
Family and Children’s Resource Program
UNC School of Social Work
325 Pittsboro Street – CB# 5220
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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