Report

Casey’s Family to Family initiative has been an opportunity for states and communities to rethink, redesign and reconstruct their foster care system. This Implementation Guide was developed as a practical resource for child welfare agencies to use in crafting a more family-focused, neighborhood-based service system. It describes site activities and approaches that can help change practice and realign systems based on four basic core concepts. 

July 21, 2001

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The four core strategies solidifying Family to Family change.

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    Why local neighborhoods make better foster partners for families.

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    How team decisionmaking works for the good of the child.

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    The difference between traditional child welfare practice and Family to Family reforms.

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    How to become a Family to Family implementation site.

Key Takeaway

New tools for child welfare reform are being crafted and shared

Family to Family proved that child welfare agencies can partner with disadvantaged communities to provide better care for children who have been abused or neglected. Child welfare practitioners and leaders along with neighborhood residents and leaders are developing models and tools that can be used by other neighborhoods and agencies interested in such partnerships.

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