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  • Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.

  • Permanency is one of the key objectives of any child welfare system – trying to find a safe, permanent home for a child who has been placed in out-of-home care.

  • Prevention aims to reduce or deter specific problems, protect overall well-being and promote desired outcomes. When prevention is not possible, an effective intervention is necessary to get an individual or family on the right track and eventually improve outcomes.

  • Public assistance is typically provided by the government to those in need. There are many different programs in our state and across the country, but the ultimate goal is to ensure the health and safety of a person or family until they can provide for themselves.