Office of Children and Family Services

iTunes Podcasts

NYS OCFS: Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Permanency/Well-being
Permanency and Well-being Outcomes: Children will be placed in foster care only when other family and community based alternatives are not an option. For children who are placed in foster care, a focus will be placed on promoting their well-being and children will be discharged in a timely manner to safe, permanent homes. When discharge to a family is not possible, youth 18 or older will be discharged with permanent connections to a caring adult.

NYS OCFS: Bridges to Health
The NYS OCFS B2H iTunes Podcast provides local county and not-for-profit caseworkers the information they need to enroll eligible foster children in the Bridges to Health Medicaid-waiver program, which provides expanded and enhanced services to foster children who have serious emotional or developmental disabilities or are medically fragile. This program also serves their families, including birth parents, foster parents, pre-adoptive parents, and siblings.

NYS OCFS: Indian Child Welfare Act
Indian Child Welfare Act: What Caseworkers Need To Know

Symposium on Juvenile Justice
Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Commissioner Gladys Carrión, as part of the ongoing transformation of New York State’s juvenile justice system, brought together nationally-recognized experts from across the United States for a symposium where they could share their knowledge on evidence-based best practices for improving outcomes for troubled children and maintaining public safety.


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