Download New Report on Connecting Kids in Foster Care to Families

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…On any given night, about 57,000 children under the care of our nation’s child welfare ... of these children. Specifically, Every Kid Needs a Family emphasizes making and keeping a lifelong connection ... are living in group placements — and overall, the more than 400,000 children in the care of child ... welfare systems. View or download Every Kid Needs a Family today

May 19, 2015

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LGBTQ in Child Welfare

A Systematic Review of the Literature

Report

…, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in America’s child welfare system. It shares individual ... Challenges facing youth who are LGBTQ and in the child welfare system. ... publication summaries as well as common themes and best practices for child welfare professionals ... A growing body of research about young people in the child welfare system who are LGBTQ

September 22, 2016

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Help Teens Find Family: Videos for Caseworkers

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Child welfare caseworkers know it can be hard to persuade some teens in foster care that they need ... good use of these resources,” says Tracey Feild, director of Casey’s Child Welfare Strategy ... . In the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s three-minute video, Every Kid Needs a Family: A Message to Caseworkers ... -one-one supervision sessions.” A shorter, companion video, Every Kid Needs a Family: Advice

January 17, 2017

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Every Kid Needs a Family: Putting Kin First in Washington, D.C.

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…. Learn more about the KinFirst program and other practices that help children in the child welfare system ... When young people come into the care of the child welfare system and cannot live with their own ... , especially teens, spend their very first night in the care of child welfare  in such a setting, even ... though federal law calls for them to live in a family whenever possible. Some child welfare agencies

May 19, 2015

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Register for Child Welfare Webinar on Connecting Kids to Family Through Casework

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…Every kid needs a family — which is why child welfare casework should focus on family ... relationships and permanence. In Casey’s publication, A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide ... ; The following members of Casey’s Child Welfare Strategy Group will share their knowledge and experience ... to A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency. The report provides

June 30, 2016

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Every Kid Needs a Family

Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

Report

…In Colorado, a whopping 35% of kids in the child welfare system’s care live a non-family ... The child welfare system puts 1 in 7 children in a group setting, yet 40% of these children have ... Many teens enter the child welfare system not because of abuse or neglect, but because they have ... Nearly 57,000 young people in America’s child welfare system are not living with a family

May 19, 2015

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Helping Children Aging Out of Foster Care Prepare for Independence

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…On any given day, there are 500,000 children and youth in the foster care system. Instead ... of security and stability, these kids are subjected to situations that change frequently. When youths "age out ... Two-thirds of foster children and youth move seven or more times while in foster care. ... Ways you can invest and make improvements in the lives of youth aging out of care.

April 1, 2008

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Review Highlights Research, Policy and Practices to Best Serve LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

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…As the child welfare field responds to the growing number of older youth who are coming into foster ... ;s critical to ensure that youth who are LGBTQ have good outcomes and are treated equitably. Child welfare ... care, new research, policies and practices are emerging that point the way to how child welfare ... welfare agencies strive to most effectively care for children and young people, we at Casey believe

September 22, 2016

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Race Matters: Unequal Opportunities for Youth in Transition

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…negative decisions against youth of color in comparison to white youths, even when they face the same ... brings awareness to the youth in transition issue, shows the consequences of unintended discriminatory ... What hurdles kids of color face as they transition to adulthood. ... How racial stereotypes impede kids of color becoming successful

January 1, 2006

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Too Many Kids in U.S. Child Welfare Systems Not Living in Families

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…COUNT® policy report, Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best ... ;s child welfare systems are going to bed without the care and comfort of a family. In its latest KIDS ... : One in 7 children under the care of child welfare systems live in group placements, even though ... of these children.    Specifically, Every Kid Needs a Family emphasizes making and keeping a lifelong

May 19, 2015

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