Learning While Doing in the Human Services Sector

Becoming a Learning Organization through Organizational Change

Report

This summary report describes the origins, processes and outcomes of the learning-while-doing approach and presents lessons learned from Casey Family Services that other child welfare providers and human service organizations may apply as they engage in organizational change.

January 15, 2011

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What Makes Casebook Unique?

Blog Post

In most public child welfare agencies, case management systems focus strictly on compliance. Casebook is an alternative that changes child welfare practice by focusing on results for families. Learn how it works.

December 30, 2013

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What is Foster Care?

Blog Post

Foster care is a temporary living situation for children whose parents cannot take care of them and whose need for care has come to the attention of child welfare agency staff. While in foster care, children may live with relatives, foster families or in group facilities. Over the years, Casey has spent considerable resources on improving the nation’s child welfare system and, in particular, foster care.

February 5, 2014

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What is Permanence?

Blog Post

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

February 5, 2012

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Building Successful Resource Families Practice Guide

A Guide for Public Agencies

Practice Guide

This practice guide provides information on how to recruit, develop and support resource families for child welfare agencies. It outlines best practices and specific tools identified by the Casey Foundation as effective in the field.

February 5, 2012

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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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Helping Students in Foster Care Stay in School

Blog Post

While there has been progress on the issue of educational stability in recent years, Casey continues to be involved in efforts to support school stability. Why? Because changing school frequently has been shown to reduce achievement—and children in foster care deserve better.

February 5, 2013

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