Audience Group


We want vulnerable kids to have a bright future. That’s why we work tirelessly to advance solutions that improve the well-being of kids in America.

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Lifelong Families Model Shows Early Success

Blog Post

Read about The Broncheros, a family who has experienced success using Casey’s Lifelong Families model, which works to ensure that all children exit foster care to permanent, loving families and get the support needed to sustain them.

March 27, 2012

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A Family for Every Child

Strategies to Achieve Permanence for Older Foster Children and Youth


Part of the Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care series. The research highlighted in this publication identifies successful programs, policies, and strategies that have been helping older children find permanent families; as well as how lessons learned from programs and policy changes can be distilled into action steps.

January 1, 2005

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For Every Kid, A Forever Family


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 Adoption Case Study



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

January 1, 2012

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