Newsletter

This issue of Casey Connects summarizes findings from the 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book and essay. More specifically: It tells what we should do — and what select programs are already doing — to help improve the quality of family, friend and neighbor care across America. Smaller stories include a nod to Casey Family Services turning 30, a former foster care youth’s perspective on the importance of mentors, and a 5-item resource corner.  

June 21, 2006

Casey Connects

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Ideas on improving the quality of family, friend and neighbor care.

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    Select findings from the 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

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    How Casey Family Services has evolved in the last 30 years.

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    A former foster care youth’s view on why mentors matter.

Key Takeaway

The latest KIDS COUNT Data Book essay moves an overlooked caregiver group into the spotlight

Roughly 6.5 million American children will spend their earliest years in family, friend and neighbor care. It’s a caregiver group that’s often undervalued and under-supported, yet unequivocally central to achieving better outcomes for some of our nation’s most vulnerable children.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations