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Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

2012

In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the increased number of children living with extended family and close friends, a longtime practice known as kinship care. "Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families" includes the latest data for states, the District of Columbia, and the nation, as well as a set of recommendations on how to support kinship families.

This report and its recommendations, published by the Foundation's KIDS COUNT project, are supplemented with a several figures and charts:

* Indicates figure or table is included in policy report.

This information also is available in the KIDS COUNT Data Center.