The 2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

Report

This 18th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America’s children and families. New this year is information on child well-being in Puerto Rico. This year’s essay examines the child welfare system and challenges the country to make lifelong connections for children and youth in foster care a national priority. The essay also focuses on the 726,000 children who spend time in foster care each year and what can be done to build and strengthen family relationships.

January 1, 2007

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The 2005 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Report

This KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a state-by-state statistical portrait of the educational, health, and economic conditions of American children. The essay examines four employment barriers that policymakers and others consider among the most difficult to overcome: substance abuse, domestic violence, a history of incarceration and depression.

January 1, 2005

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The LIfelong Families Model: Implementation Manual

Training Manual

Practice Guide

The Lifelong Families model readies youth in foster care for permanent families. This manual details the social worker/family team planning and execution needed to ensure permanent connections have a chance to flourish. 

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Adoption Case Study

Wanda

Brief

A set of case studies illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Wanda achieved permanence through adoption.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Reunification Case Study

Rudy

Brief

A case study to illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Rudy achieved permanence through reunification with his birth family.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Guardianship Case Study

Mealea

Brief

This is part of a set of case studies which illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Mealea achieved permanence through guardianship.

January 1, 2012

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Achieving Permanency Through Reunification Training

The Permanency Continuum Series, Lifelong Families Model

Practice Guide

This 2-day child welfare training focuses specifically on deepening social worker skills for reuniting kids in foster care with their birth families when that option is in the best interest of the kids.  

January 6, 2012

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Achieving Permanency Through Adoption

The Permanency Continuum Series

Practice Guide

This complete 2-day training guide for social workers focuses specifically on achieving and sustaining permanency for children and youth in foster care through adoption. 

January 1, 2012

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