How Casey Promotes Permanence for Kids in Child Welfare

Blog Post

The Casey Foundation believes all children need and deserve a family, and, therefore, has invested significantly in advancing permanence for those children and young people in the foster care system. Permanence can take the form of a return to birth family, kinship care, guardianship or adoption.

February 5, 2012

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Team Decision Making Case Study

Engaging Families in Placement Decisions

Report

A discussion of the importance of engaging family, friends and community in child welfare decisions regarding child removal, reunification and placement.

March 5, 2014

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Lifelong Families Case Practice Standards Manual

Training Manual

Practice Guide

This policy and procedures manual for social workers delineates how Casey incorporated family strengthening and permanency planning into all aspects of its child welfare practice framework – assessments, assignments, planning, placement, decision making, teaming, referrals. 

January 15, 2012

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Lifelong Families Permanency Case Practice Tools

Practice Guide

This set of practice tools offers guidance through questions, surveys, inventories and examples for helping social workers and supervisors understand and organize the case factors affecting permanency for a foster child. 

January 11, 2012

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The Lifelong Families Training Curriculum

Training Manual

Practice Guide

This child welfare training manual presents a comprehensive 2-day curriculum on the Lifelong Families permanency model for social worker training. It includes agenda, assignments, presentations, handouts, daily modules with timetable and more.

May 15, 2012

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Family to Family: Lessons Learned

Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care

Report

This report summarizes the lessons learned by the Casey Foundation in its implemetation of a reformed foster care strategy in which child welfare agencies work with families and communities to ensure child placements close to home. 

July 1, 2001

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