Prepaid Industry Scorecard

Assessing Quality in the Prepaid Industry with CFSI’s Compass Principles

Report

This report describes how general purpose reloadable prepaid cards compare to financial industry standards and quality measures for financial products. Financially underserved households have increased their use of these cards in recent years.      

March 31, 2014

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Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report

In this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

March 29, 2014

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Team Decision Making Case Study

Engaging Families in Placement Decisions

Report

A discussion of the importance of engaging family, friends and community in child welfare decisions regarding child removal, reunification and placement.

March 5, 2014

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A Guide to Support the Implementation of Foster Care Beyond 18

Questions and Answers, Summary of Federal Fostering Connections Guidance and Perspectives from the Field

Report

This guide arms policy and program leaders with clear answers, advice and resources on implementing extended foster care in their state. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

March 1, 2014

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Housing Options for Young Adults

Brief

This brief spotlights housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

February 14, 2014

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Early Reading Proficiency in the United States

A KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

Brief

Although reading proficiency rates have improved for most demographic groups over the past decade, large disparities still exist. This KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot provides an update on how fourth graders are faring in reading. 

January 29, 2014

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Using Brain Science to Design New Pathways Out of Poverty

Report

This report explains how to apply research about poverty's impact on the brain to social policies and programs aimed at moving families out of poverty to economic independence. Readers will learn about the impact of factors such as social bias, persistent poverty and trauma on brain development, and how persistent stress can impact a person’s cognitive skills and their ability to achieve economic independence.

January 24, 2014

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The 30 Million Word Gap

The Role of Parent-Child Verbal Interaction in Language and Literacy Development

Brief

This brief presents data showing that parents can help their child’s vocabulary development and critical thinking skills by engaging in frequent conversations. 

January 10, 2014

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Casey Connects: Winter 2013

Places to Thrive

Newsletter

This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Foundation is advancing two-generation strategies to achieve positive community change. It looks at large-scale, long-term efforts to break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore and Atlanta. It also tells how schools, families and communities across the country are working together to help third graders hit key reading milestones. 

December 22, 2013

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Examining Children’s Behavioral Health Service Utilization and Expenditures

Faces of Medicaid

Report

This report from the Center for Health Care Strategies presents findings from a national data analysis of behavioral health care use and expense for children in Medicaid, which includes examination of specific topics/populations to help states uncover opportunities to improve care for these children.

December 21, 2013

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