Transition Planning with Adolescents

A Review of Principles and Practices Across Systems


This paper addresses the need for improved transition planning with adolescents getting ready to leave foster care and strike out on their own. Its focus is not on the event, but the physical, emotional, developmental and psychological process the youth encounters and how agencies can help. 

June 26, 2010

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Building on What Works

Improving Children’s Futures


This magazine article spotlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success project, which aims to facilitate new partnerships between school and community leaders en route to improving the well-being of children in low-income areas. Readers will learn about the project’s evidence-based strategies, as well as its survey tool, goals and next steps.

December 26, 2012

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Adult Communication and Teen Sex

Changing a Community


Between 1993 and 1998, the Annie E. Casey Foundation rolled out a pregnancy prevention initiative called Plain Talk in five low-income urban neighborhoods. This report utilizes survey results to discuss what worked well and what didn’t during the program’s implementation.

June 9, 2001

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Casey Connects: Spring 2010

Reflections on Doug Nelson’s 20 Years of Leadership


This issue of Casey Connects honors the two-decade tenure of Douglas W. Nelson, who retired as Annie E. Casey Foundation’s president and chief executive officer in April 2010. Learn about Nelson’s key contributions in shaping both the Foundation and the nation’s perspective on serving vulnerable children and families.    

March 21, 2010

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Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings

A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals


This handbook — intended for judges, advocates and child welfare professionals — provides tips to engage children in their own out-of-home court proceedings. The guide recommends ways courts can prepare for, communicate with and understand behavior for kids ages 5 through 20.  

October 10, 2008

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

A Guide to Juvenile Detention Reform #11

Practice Guide

This guide highlights a wide range of best practices – everything from big picture improvements to frontline fixes – that juvenile justice facilities can implement to advance the safety and well-being of a particularly vulnerable population: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)  youth.                                                                                                                                             It is the eleventh installment in a series devoted to the Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). A multi-year, multi-site project, JDAI aims to reduce reliance on secure confinement while championing more efficient and effective detention alternatives.    

September 28, 2015

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