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User’s Guide to Essential Kinship Data
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.
Kinship Process Mapping: Improving Practice in Kinship Care
Many child welfare agencies are seeking effective strategies to identify and engage extended family networks to care for and protect children who cannot safely live with their parents. This guide provides a step-by-step method public child welfare agencies can use to identify barriers to placing children with kin and to develop recommendations for removing those barriers.
The Kinship Diversion Debate: Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies
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.
A Foster Care Practice Model: Lifelong Families [Brochure]
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 its early successes at improving the outcomes of 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 for those in care, especially older youth in treatment foster care.
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How Targeted are Federal Expenditures on Children? A Kids' Share Analysis of Expenditures by Income in 2009
This report tracks how children fare in the allocation of public resources, analyzing how spending varies by family income on the federal, state, and local levels.