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Reducing Disparities

You are in the Reducing Disparities in the Child Welfare System section of the Casey Foundation Knowledge Center, which offers resources that are either published or funded by the Casey Foundation. Resources address the racial and ethnic disparities in the child welfare system.

See also Our Work: Child Welfare/Permanence, an overview of Casey's investment in this issue.

See all resources on Child Welfare/Permanence in the Knowledge Center.

Featured Publications

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The Changing Child Population of the United States: Analysis of Data from the 2010 Census

2011

This paper explores the nation’s changing child population based on data from the 2010 census. While the number of U.S. children increased only slightly, the demographic shifts within the population were considerable. Some areas of the country (Nevada and Texas) and some demographic groups (including children of mixed race) grew significantly, while the number of children in other areas (Vermont and New York) and in other groups (such as non-Hispanic whites) declined.

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The Cost of Doing Nothing [Infographic]

2014

Over the past decade, two key federal funding sources for child welfare agencies have been shrinking. Without legislative change, these sources will continue to decline precipitously over the next ten years, providing states even less support for the needs of vulnerable children and families than they do today. Learn more about the current state of Title IV-E and Title IV-B funding.

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User’s Guide to Essential Kinship Data

2013

This brief guide identifies the types of data child welfare agencies should collect to track their progress in placing children who cannot return home to their families with kin.

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Kinship Process Mapping: A Guide to Improving Practice in Kinship Care (Executive Summary)

2013

Kinship process mapping offers child welfare leaders valuable insight into how agency practices engage extended family networks to care for and protect children who cannot safely live with their parents. Find out what kinship process mapping involves, why child welfare leaders should consider using it and how to make it a valuable experience for the entire agency.

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Publication thumbnail for The Kinship Diversion Debate: Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies

The Kinship Diversion Debate: Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies

2013

This report explores different perspectives on the practice of diverting children from child welfare to live with kin when they cannot remain with their families, and identifies critical components of an effective kinship care system. This analysis is based on the insights of more than 50 child welfare and judicial personnel, advocates and researchers.

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A Foster Care Practice Model: Lifelong Families Model Overview Brochure

2012

This brochure provides an overview of Lifelong Families, a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s direct service agency, Casey Family Services. The document highlights the values, principle components and benefits of the model, as well as early successes at improving the outcomes for children and youth in foster care. This model is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes especially for older youth in treatment foster care.

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