Report: Youth in Foster Care Need Family, Not Just Skills for Independence

Blog Post

A new report, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, tells what states and child welfare agencies can do to help teens thrive upon leaving foster care. It describes the beneficial role that a supportive adult can play — and places the need for family on par with a young person’s developmental and practical needs.

March 5, 2018

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Trauma-Informed Training Helps Foster Parents Feel More Prepared

Blog Post

A new training curriculum, ARC Reflections, is helping child welfare agencies teach foster parents about the effects of trauma. It's also offering caregivers problem-solving strategies that can help children and teens regulate their emotions, connect with others and build life skills.

March 5, 2018

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Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: 2018 Update

A guide to juvenile detention reform

Practice Guide

In 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation issued a report, Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, aimed at ensuring the safe and fair treatment of noncitizen youth in detention. This update picks up where the 2014 report left off. 

February 26, 2018

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Buffalo Promise Neighborhood’s Caitlin Lenihan Talks Family-Centered Work

Blog Post

Caitlin Lenihan, director of Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's Two-Generation Programs, shares her thoughts on employing a family-centered approach. In this post, she discusses why listening to parents is important, why specific training is necessary and how her organization's family-centered practice has evolved over time.

February 21, 2018

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