Developed by the Annie E Casey Foundation, the Lifelong Families Model is a collaborative approach to permanency planning for youth in foster care or at risk of entering the foster care system. The model is composed of five principles (urgency, advocacy, responsibility, concurrency, and trauma-focus) and components (permanency teaming, permanency-focused case management, permanency preparation, permanent family identification and engagement, and permanency support planning). Services are guided by an implementation manual.

Timely permanence; Permanency Support.