Kinship Process Mapping

A Guide to Improving Practice in Kinship Care

Practice Guide

Many child welfare agencies are seeking effective strategies to identify and engage extended family networks to care for and protect children who cannot safely live with their parents. This guide provides a step-by-step method public child welfare agencies can use to identify barriers to placing children with kin and to develop recommendations for removing those barriers.

January 1, 2013

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What Kinship Families Need to Help Kids Thrive

Blog Post

Kinship families need more resources to support opportunities for kids in their care. Casey offers three policy recommendations to aid the millions of families who have stepped up to care for kids.

December 6, 2013

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The 2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being


This 18th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America’s children and families. New this year is information on child well-being in Puerto Rico. This year’s essay examines the child welfare system and challenges the country to make lifelong connections for children and youth in foster care a national priority. The essay also focuses on the 726,000 children who spend time in foster care each year and what can be done to build and strengthen family relationships.

January 1, 2007

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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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