Training & Technical Assistance

Our Cornerstone Approach

CFR’s innovative approach supports family reunification, when possible, by devoting intensive advocacy during the first 60 days of a case in the following areas:

  1. Placement arrangements that support a child’s connection to their family and community;
  2. Visitation that enables parents and children to spend time together in ways that mirror their family life;
  3. Service planning that builds on a family’s strengths as well as their needs; and
  4. Conferencing opportunities that empower parents to meaningfully participate in service planning for themselves and their children.

Read more about this work:

Cornerstone Advocacy in the First 60 Days: Achieving Safe and Lasting Reunification for Families
by Jillian Cohen & Michele Cortese
American Bar Association Child Law Practice, May 2009