Reunification as a Permanency Option in Wyoming Child Welfare Cases
Lisa K. Finkey, J.D., a Wyoming attorney who represents children and families in abuse and neglect cases, will provide information on reunification as a permanency option in Wyoming child welfare cases. Listeners will learn about the benefits and barriers to reunification, as well as methods that can be used to engage families and professionals in reunification. Ms. Finkey will explain that removal from the home is meant to be a temporary solution to safety concerns. Within child welfare cases, the first permanency option should always be reunification with the home of origin. The focus of a child welfare case should be reunification until ordered otherwise by the court. Ms. Finkey will provide information about why professional should advocate for reunification.