Placement moves can be a stressful time for children and caregivers. If a placement move is necessary, thoughtful and purposeful planning is required to ensure the transition occurs with the least disruption. All placement moves (except those that pose an imminent risk) require a written plan to address transition. Open communication and engagement with the family and caregiver prepares the parties and allows them to support the child. Feedback and recommendations from treatment providers should be utilized and incorporated into the written plan for a placement move. If a placement disruption/move cannot be avoided or the move is deemed to be in the child’s best interest, for example to achieve permanency, then the below procedures should be followed. All efforts should be made to avoid a placement disruption whenever possible utilizing family team meetings.