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The Story of Family to Family: The Early Years (1992-2006) of an Initiative to Improve Child Welfare Systems

Fiester, Leila

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

2008

This case study explains why and how Casey set out to improve systems and practices across the country in ways that benefit children and families, and what the Foundation learned in the process. It outlines the crises and responses that pre-dated Family to Family; describes the initiative’s premise, framework, and strategies; and covers its evolution from the rollout in pilot sites to replication across the country. The report offers observations about Family to Family’s core features and what they imply for the field of child welfare system reform. jjkjkjk