Program Area

Child Welfare

Ensuring that children who have been abused or neglected grow up in families and get the help they need to heal, build lasting family relationships and reach their full potential.

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What Do Casey Child Welfare Consultants Do?

Blog Post

Child Welfare Strategy Group consultants help child welfare leaders and their staff champion reforms that benefit kids and families. We work closely with leaders to strengthen agency management, finances, operations, policy, communications and frontline practice.

November 26, 2012

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Child Maltreatment Data Snapshot


This Data Snapshot examines child maltreatment trends at the state and national level. It draws on data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, which includes information provided by states on investigated reports of maltreatment. Child Trends has produced a companion Data Snapshot publication that analyzes state and national trends in foster care.

January 27, 2011

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Indiana Child Welfare

Improving Practice to Improve Outcomes


Using a unique consulting approach, the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with the State of Indiana to drastically refocus its child welfare practice. This case study outlines the reform efforts undertaken by Indiana with Casey's guidance, helping the state build one of the nation's stronger child welfare systems.

January 1, 2012

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The Kinship Diversion Debate

Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies


This report explores different perspectives on the practice of diverting children from child welfare to live with kin when they cannot remain with their families, and identifies critical components of an effective kinship care system. This analysis is based on the insights of more than 50 child welfare and judicial personnel, advocates and researchers.

January 1, 2013

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Reconnecting Child Development and Child Welfare

Evolving Perspectives on Residential Placement


This report discusses the recent acknowledgement that kids need a sense of belonging to a family and the consequences when they are taken out of the home for safety concerns. 

March 9, 2013

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Facing Our Future

Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement


This report examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations across the country. 

January 1, 2010

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Disparities and Disproportionality in Child Welfare

Analysis of the Research


This compendium includes papers from the July 2010 symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and The Annie E. Casey Foundation to reflect on current research related to racial differences in child welfare services, treatment and outcomes.

December 1, 2011

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