`Ohana Finding

 

Family Finding is a process designed to identify, locate and engage family members of children and youth who are in foster care. Family Finding utilizes database case mining and internet searches to identify and locate family and other possible relatives. Individuals who are identified as possible relatives are verified via phone contact and/or letters, and names of confirmed family members are compiled onto maternal and paternal family lists. These lists are then submitted to CWS, the GAL, and the EPIC ‘Ohana Conference coordinator or ‘Ohana Connections specialist to assist them in engaging relatives to help care for, provide support for, or reconnect to the child in care.

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