AdvoCasey: Spring 2002

Paul Revere Rides Again: Inside the Remarkable Rise of the Houston Public Schools

Newsletter

This issue of AdvoCasey starts with an article examining the academic transformation of schools in Houston, then delivers a story on Chicago’s Child-Parent Centers before moving to Miami to spotlight innovative treatments for substance-using teens. The final story lands in Tulsa, Okla., and tells how a local nonprofit is helping working poor families avoid expensive tax preparation fees, maximize refunds and save for the future.  AdvoCasey is a seasonal publication of the Foundation that covers some serious ground. Each themed issue spotlights programs and policies that have made measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

March 21, 2002

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Connecting the Dots

How Practitioners Engage Parents, Families and Youth Around Reproductive and Sexual Health

Report

This report summarizes focus group feedback from 54 adolescent reproductive health service providers. It describes common Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) activities and challenges. It also identifies technical supports that providers must have to effectively serve young people and their reproductive health needs.  

March 27, 2004

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Incarceration’s Toll on Communities

Blog Post

Casey’s new KIDS COUNT report on parental incarceration, A Shared Sentence, highlights that children and families aren’t the only ones to experience stress and instability when a parent is behind bars — their communities also feel the blow.

April 28, 2016

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AdvoCasey: Fall 1999 Winter 2000

More Foster Families, Fewer Children Entering Care

Newsletter

This edition of AdvoCasey looks at foster care reform in two Family to Family sites. It also shares how Casey Family Services alumni are faring after they exit the agency’s care and how three sites participating in the Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative have reduced their inappropriate use of secure detention.  

January 1, 2000

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Does Your Child Welfare Agency Have a Practice Model?

Blog Post

The most effective child welfare agencies establish practice models that describe how they partner with families and the community and keep them focused on their goals. In its child welfare leader's desk guide, the Casey Foundation outlines how these practice models create high-performing agencies. 

April 29, 2016

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Register for Child Welfare Webinar on Connecting Kids to Family Through Casework

Webinar

Every kid needs a family — which is why child welfare casework should focus on family relationships and permanence. To learn how public agencies can implement high-performing practices, join the Casey Foundation for Getting to Permanence: The Practices of High-Performing Child Welfare Agencies, a webinar at 2 p.m. EST on July 19, 2016.

June 30, 2016

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LGBTQ in Child Welfare

A Systematic Review of the Literature

Report

This comprehensive review identifies and synthesizes literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in America’s child welfare system. It shares individual publication summaries as well as common themes and best practices for child welfare professionals and policymakers dedicated to building brighter futures for LGBTQ youth.

September 22, 2016

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Blog Post

Honoring Its Roots, JDAI Selects Florida for National Conference

The Casey Foundation will commemorate the 25th anniversary of its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) during the JDAI Inter-Site Conference in Orlando, Florida. Fittingly, detention reforms in Broward County inspired the creation of the initiative more than two decades ago.

January 5, 2017

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