Casey Connects: Winter 2009

Helping Families Succeed


This issue of Casey Connects outlines 4 sets of federal policy approaches aimed at improving the lives of America’s most economically fragile families. Readers will learn what actions the Foundation recommends to help reduce poverty, reform the nation’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and improve data on children and families.

December 22, 2009

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Casey Connects: Summer 2006

KIDS COUNT Data Book Urges Support for Family-Based Child Care


This issue of Casey Connects summarizes findings from the 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book and essay. More specifically: It tells what we should do — and what select programs are already doing — to help improve the quality of family, friend and neighbor care across America.  

June 21, 2006

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Casey Connects: Spring 2012

No Place Like Home


This issue of Casey Connects explores the power of relationships and the importance of connecting young people in foster care to permanent families. It highlights the work of Casey’s Child Welfare Strategy Group and Casey Family Services as well as a recent report on adolescent brain development by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.        

February 20, 2012

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Casey Connects: Winter 2007

Momentum Building in the Quest for Permanent Family Connections


This issue of Casey Connects focuses on the quest to ensure that each and every young person exits foster care with a lifelong, caring connection. It’s a movement that is gaining momentum across America. 

December 21, 2007

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Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings

A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals


This handbook — intended for judges, advocates and child welfare professionals — provides tips to engage children in their own out-of-home court proceedings. The guide recommends ways courts can prepare for, communicate with and understand behavior for kids ages 5 through 20.  

October 10, 2008

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Building Financial Capability for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care


This issue brief arrives 13 years after the launch of Opportunity Passport™, a targeted intervention seeking to build financial capability in youth transitioning out of foster care. Readers will learn about the initiative’s latest participant survey results, strategies for expanding the Opportunity Passport™ framework, and how policy makers can help strengthen financial literacy and experiences among foster care youth. Opportunity Passport™ is a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.  

July 11, 2014

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