Child Trends Data Snapshot Foster Care

Foster Care Data Snapshot 2011

Brief

This Data Snapshot, by Casey-grantee Child Trends, uses data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) provided by states from their child welfare administrative data systems on investigated reports of maltreatment.

March 21, 2011

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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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Rightsizing Congregate Care

A Powerful First Step in Transforming Child Welfare Systems

Report

This report illustrates how the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with New York City, Louisiana, Maine and Virginia to identify five levers of change, reduce the use of congregate care and improve other performance indicators. The report also includes data on key improvements in each jurisdiction.

January 1, 2009

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The Adolescent Brain, Executive Summary

New Research and its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care, Executive Summary

Brief

This executive summary of a new study by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative looks at mounting evidence that the human brain is still a work in progress and can be successfully “rewired” during and even beyond the teenage years, making the case for reforming the nation’s foster-care system stronger than ever.

January 1, 2011

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Detention Reform and Girls

Challenges and Solutions

Report

This report examines the complex personal and social backdrop for girls in the delinquency system and looks at how girls are tracked at various key points in the juvenile justice process. By mapping how girls end up in the system, this report provides recommendations for gender-responsive detention reform.

January 1, 2005

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The Adolescent Brain

New Research and its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care

Report

Neuroscience has revealed that in adolescence, the brain experiences a period of major development. Adolescents must take on distinct developmental tasks — and young people in foster care often lack the supports needed to complete these tasks.

January 1, 2011

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A Family for Every Child

Strategies to Achieve Permanence for Older Foster Children and Youth

Report

Part of the Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care series. The research highlighted in this publication identifies successful programs, policies, and strategies that have been helping older children find permanent families; as well as how lessons learned from programs and policy changes can be distilled into action steps.

January 1, 2005

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Back on Track

Transforming Virginia's Child Welfare System

Report

A collaboration between the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Commonwealth of Virginia decreased the number of children in foster care and reduced the state’s overreliance on congregate care. This case study describes the effort that successfully introduced a family-centered child welfare practice model, increased both permanency rates and access to community-based care, and reduced overall spending.

January 1, 2010

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Indiana Child Welfare

Improving Practice to Improve Outcomes

Report

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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