Foster Care Alums Weigh In: Building a Better Exit Plan

Blog Post

The Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke to Samanthya Amann and Brittany Hunter about their personal paths out of foster care. Both women talked about the barriers they faced, what strategies and supports they used, and what a smoother exit from the system could look like.

November 23, 2016

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Help Teens Find Family: Videos for Caseworkers

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In Every Kid Needs a Family: A Message to Caseworkers, young people who spent time in foster care make a compelling argument that caseworkers need to persist in connecting teens with family — because every teen needs a family. A new discussion guide helps caseworkers incorporate the video into their work.

January 17, 2017

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Questions Courts Must Ask Before Placing Children in Group Homes

Blog Post

A Casey-supported report from the Building Bridges Initiative and Association of Children’s Residential Centers outlines specific questions for judges, lawyers and other professionals in the child welfare and juvenile justice fields to consider before assigning youth to a residential treatment facility.

March 28, 2017

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