Walking our Talk in the Neighborhoods; Family to Family Tools

Partnerships Between Professional and Natural Helpers, Part Three

Report

This paper shows how to create true, healthy reform for the families and children involved in the child welfare system by presenting the pros and cons of neighborhood helper/professional partnerships. 

January 21, 2001

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Contracting for Child and Family Services

A Mission-Sensitive Guide

Report

This report explores purchase-of-service contracting and managed care contracting (including the field’s newest option, network creation) as a means of privatizing child welfare services. It helps state and local agencies — and potential service providers — navigate contracts and the contracting process in this new era of serving America’s children and families.   

November 1, 1999

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Promising Practices in Adoption-Competent Mental Health Services

A White Paper

Report

Through a literature review, examination of case studies, and feedback from child welfare professionals and adoptive parents, this white paper explores the need for more mental health services that address the unique needs of children in the child welfare system and their adoptive families. 

December 30, 2003

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Housing Options for Young Adults

Brief

This brief spotlights housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

February 14, 2014

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A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

Relational Permanence Among Young Adults with Foster Care Backgrounds

Report

This study explores the stories and support systems of 29 individuals who recently exited foster care. Readers will learn how these participants feel about family, what their adult relationships look like and what supports they want, and need, as they navigate life after foster care.       

April 23, 2008

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A Guide to Support the Implementation of Foster Care Beyond 18

Questions and Answers, Summary of Federal Fostering Connections Guidance and Perspectives from the Field

Report

This guide arms policy and program leaders with clear answers, advice and resources on implementing extended foster care in their state. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

March 1, 2014

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