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Family Reunification: Part of the Treatment Plan

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Sexual abuse within a child’s home creates additional safety concerns and careful planning for reunification is required when it is being considered. Reunification depends on many factors and a carefully designed plan.
Vermont Department of Children & Families Policy 125 Permanency Planning
The Vermont Department for Children and Families is committed to protecting children, strengthening families, and ensuring that every child and youth has a permanent family or family connection. Permanence is achieved when a child or youth is living in a nurturing family setting that offers legal commitment and continuity of relationships. Permanence is an important goal for every child and youth in care. Sexual abuse within a child’s home creates additional safety concerns and careful planning for reunification is required.