Creating Best Practices for Effective Visitation Between Children and Birth Fathers.

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Pilarski, Geraldo.
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New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and, Directors.
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This article highlights an initiative by the Nashua New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) District Office to facilitate visitation between children in out-of-home placements and birth fathers and mothers within 24 hours of removal and to involve the children in deciding those they want to visit them. The benefits of timely initial visitations are discussed, a case study is shared, and implications for permanency planning are explored.

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