For children growing up in the foster care system, the stability and security of knowing they have a family to count on is missing. It is our mission to bring together potential families and child welfare professionals to find permanent connections for children with caring adults. Through the Adoption Opportunities grant, the Children’s Division of Missouri and partner organizations have joined together to initiate a creative new approach based on experience, knowledge and a commitment to making the lives of Missouri’s foster children better.
Vision: All children shall have healthy, adult, permanent connections in order to realize their full potential.
Mission: To develop, demonstrate, evaluate and share the results of a collaborative, multi-faceted, diligent recruitment program for resource families, including kinship, foster, concurrent and adoptive families, to improve permanency outcomes for children and youth served by public and private child welfare agencies, by preparing children for permanency, adequately training prospective parents to work with specific child populations, and wrapping supports around the foster/adoptive/kinship parents to stabilize the children/youth.
These two presentatios were made on April 21st to the Children's Division's Performance Based Contractors meeting in Jefferson City.
Hile, M (2009, Apr) Diligent Recruitment web site. Presented to the Children's Division's Performance Based Contractors. Jefferson City, MO.
Zand, D. (2009, Apr). Extreme evaluation: A process and outcome evaluation of the Diligent Recruitment Project. Presented to the Children's Division's Performance Based Contractors. Jefferson City, MO.