Case Management Procedures for Reunification and Reintegration of Children and Adolescents into Family and Community-based Care was developed together with Secretary of Social Welfare (SBS), the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (PNA), Guatemala’s Attorney General (PGN), the Judicial Branch (OJ), the National Council of Adoptions (CNA), ASOCRIGUA and Hogar Aldeas de Esperanza. It was informed by Changing the Way We Care’s work in Kenya on the Caseworker’s Guidebook: Case Management for Reintegration of Children into Family or Community-Based Care, adapted to the Guatemalan context.
Planning and implementing a carefully planned case management process is key for successful and sustained reintegration. That process involves a caseworker or team of caseworkers organizing, planning and implementing steps and actions through until case closure. These procedures provide an overview of the principles and practices of the case management for reunification reintegration and detail the standard operating procedures and tools.