What Young People Need to Thrive

Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act to Promote Normalcy

Report

This brief draws upon the voices of young people in transition from foster care to adulthood to explore the need and strategies for providing typical experiences — or normalcy — for kids in foster care. 

November 12, 2015

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Casebook’s Unique Features Garnering Attention and Awards

Blog Post

This is the last in a four-part series about Casebook, a state-of-the-art tool to help child welfare workers track and improve results for children in their care. This installment looks at the successes of the Casebook team in bringing the platform to market.

December 20, 2015

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Strengthening Policies to Support Children, Youth and Families Who Experience Trauma

Unclaimed Children Revisited: Working Paper No. 2

Report

This working paper shares evidence-based practices and key policy recommendations aimed at building a true, trauma-informed system of care. It offers compelling data on trauma and spotlights successful trauma-sensitive programs in action. It also outlines critical service gaps in current efforts to support kids and families exposed to trauma.  

July 27, 2007

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Mental Health Practice

Guidelines for Child Welfare

Practice Guide

This publication shares guidelines for improving the behavioral health of youth in state custody. Child welfare experts, behavioral health leaders, and child and youth advocates developed this guidance as part of a 2-day conference convened by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs and The REACH Institute.

March 31, 2009

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What is Trauma?

Report

This five-page report reviews symptoms and treatments associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma. It tells how traumatic events can impact children and offers four recommendations for helping them cope with trauma.  

June 4, 2002

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And the Survey Says: Aspen Institute Examines Efforts to Connect Young Adults to Jobs

Blog Post

Nearly 6.7 million young adults are not working or in school, and the young adult unemployment rate hit 12.2% — more than double the national unemployment rate — in June 2015. The consequences of unemployment and underemployment can be long-lasting and include reduced wages, decreased productivity and shortened career ladders.    Recognizing the challenges facing America’s youngest workers, the Foundation commissioned the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative to examine how organizations are helping adults ages 18 to 29 succeed in today’s labor market. The report gathered feedback from nearly 400 individuals at 340 organizations nationwide.

February 24, 2016

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