Emergency Family Finding (EFF) will locate kinship foster homes for children entering or needing placement in foster care. EFF may minimize the amount of time children are in formal, non-relative foster homes.
Removing a child from their home of origin, regardless of the abuse or neglect they are suffering is a traumatic experience. Promoting a child to remain in their community, with familiar people that care about them, may reduce the trauma.
Children placed with kin are less likely to need another placement before reunification, thus reducing the amount of secondary trauma caused by being in foster care.