I Know Where I’m Going, Part One

But Will My Cash Keep Up

Practice Guide

This guide, written for teenagers in foster care, provides the knowledge and skills necessary to be financially savvy and able to save for your future. 

June 17, 2002

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Connecting Youth Through Multiple Pathways


This slide deck is a field scan of what selected school districts, foundations and nonprofit organizations are doing to prepare at-risk youth for further education, careers and life. 

September 8, 2009

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Getting Back on Track

Effects of a Community College Program for Probationary Students


This report examines the findings of an evaluation of two community college programs – Opening Doors and Enhanced Opening Doors – at Chaffey College in Southern California.

April 1, 2009

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When Teens and Parents Can’t Get Along: Prevention, Not Placement, Is the Answer

Blog Post

The child welfare system was created to care for abused and neglected children. But too often, teenagers are landing in the system because they simply aren't getting along with their parents, not because they have been abused or neglected. But as highlighted in a new Casey Foundation report, Too Many Teens: Preventing Unnecessary Out-of-Home Placements, needless placements can contribute to a teen's downward spiral. 

February 16, 2015

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From Foster Home to Homeless

Strategies to Prevent Homelessness for Youth Transitioning From Foster Care


In America, too many youth are getting too old for foster care and falling into homelessness. This brief, a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, analyzes what we’re getting wrong — and how we can fix our patchwork system of supports. Even more, it offers fresh ideas on how we can keep this vulnerable demographic off the streets and striding toward adulthood on solid, stable ground.  

June 13, 2014

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Getting Started


Thanks to the Fostering Connections Act, states have an unprecedented opportunity to expand foster care support beyond the age of 18. This brief helps leaders navigate the new law, design effective programs for young adults and estimate the fiscal impact of extending their state’s foster care finish line.

August 11, 2013

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Foster Care to 21: Doing it Right


This issue brief outlines critical questions and policy moves for states to consider when extending foster care to age 21. It champions comprehensive, developmentally-appropriate programs that offer youth the priceless opportunity to have more time, support and space to grow into successful adults.   

April 19, 2011

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Housing Options for Young Adults


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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