For Every Kid, A Forever Family

Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of Lifelong Families, a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency, Casey Family Services. The document highlights the values, principle components and benefits of the model, as well as early successes at improving the outcomes for children and youth in foster care. This model is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes especially for older youth in treatment foster care.

January 1, 2012

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The LIfelong Families Model: Implementation Manual

Training Manual

Practice Guide

The Lifelong Families model readies youth in foster care for permanent families. This manual details the social worker/family team planning and execution needed to ensure permanent connections have a chance to flourish. 

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Reunification Case Study

Rudy

Brief

A case study to illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Rudy achieved permanence through reunification with his birth family.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Guardianship Case Study

Mealea

Brief

This is part of a set of case studies which illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Mealea achieved permanence through guardianship.

January 1, 2012

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Achieving Permanency Through Reunification Training

The Permanency Continuum Series, Lifelong Families Model

Practice Guide

This 2-day child welfare training focuses specifically on deepening social worker skills for reuniting kids in foster care with their birth families when that option is in the best interest of the kids.  

January 6, 2012

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Achieving Permanency Through Adoption

The Permanency Continuum Series

Practice Guide

This complete 2-day training guide for social workers focuses specifically on achieving and sustaining permanency for children and youth in foster care through adoption. 

January 1, 2012

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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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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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