Rafael López Envisions a Better National Foster Care System

Blog Post

Casey’s Lisa Hamilton talks with Rafael López about America’s child welfare system. Their conversation explores the system today, how it works and where it falls short. López also shares ideas aimed at transforming the system to better serve children and families in crisis.

May 30, 2017

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The Road to Adulthood

Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development


With knowledge of how the adolescent brain matures, adults can do more to ensure that the road leaving foster care will take young people to self-sufficiency and successful adulthood. And this guide tells how.

July 22, 2017

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Leading the Way: Colorado Makes Kinship Care a Priority for Kids in Foster Care

Blog Post

In 2003, Colorado’s Division of Child Welfare placed 1,483 children in residential treatment centers. By 2016, this figure dropped 65% to 526, and the number of kinship placements in Colorado nearly doubled, from 1,308 to 2,401. The state’s dramatic shift toward kinship care is rooted in research and the result of an intensive consulting engagement the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

July 25, 2017

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Our Statement on Ending DACA

Blog Post

Today’s decision to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy effectively disrupts the futures of the nearly 800,000 young people who have called the United States home since childhood and represents an incredible loss for America.

September 5, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide to Session Seven

Respond, Don't React

Training Curriculum

This ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session seven helps facilitators show caregivers how to find and grow their ability to stay calm in the midst of trying circumstances. Caregivers learn to understand where behaviors come from and engage in strategies that work.

October 12, 2017

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