Presentation on theme: "Minnesota Permanency Demonstration Project Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Safety and Permanency Division September 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Minnesota Permanency Demonstration Project Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Safety and Permanency Division September 2010
Paths to Permanency Information for Minnesota foster families in Minnesota Permanency Demonstration Project counties.
Minnesota Benefit Comparison Chart Foster care: $539-$637 month/child MPDP: Continuous benefit, same as foster care; no case management services Adoption Assistance: $247-$357 month/child; may include child care Relative Custody Assistance: $247-$337 month/child; TANF grant means-tested) Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
Communications Three key messages to gain stakeholder buy-in: –We expect to increase permanent relative care and adoption of children with special needs from the foster care system. –The demonstration is a cost-neutral approach. –Financial benefits will follow children from foster care to permanent families.
Communications (continued) Issued news release at launch of project Issued pitch letter to media Published articles in specialty publications Published fact sheet, comparison chart, foster parent guide, other documents Presented on-site training Sent informational letters to key stakeholders
Contact Information John Hanna, MPDP Program Consultant Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Safety and Permanency Division 444 Lafayette Rd. N. St. Paul, MN 55155 (651) 431-4678 or John.Hanna@state.mn.usJohn.Hanna@state.mn.us MPDP website, containing progress reports, FAQs, forms and other information about the Minnesota Permanency Demonstration Project, can be found at: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/dhs16_137480 http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/dhs16_137480