Casey Connects: Spring 2012

No Place Like Home

Newsletter

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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Continuing in Foster Care Beyond Age 18: How Courts Can Help

Brief

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services asked Chapin Hall Center to take a hard look at why some kids stay in foster care after turning 18 and other eligible youth don’t. This issue brief shares the center’s findings and gives public child welfare agencies clear recommendations on raising retention rates in extended care.

July 1, 2008

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Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings

A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals

Report

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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Becoming Adults, Executive Summary

One-Year Impact Findings from the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation

Report

This report presents MDRC’s evaluation of the Transitional Living program located in Tennessee and operated by Youth Villages.

May 10, 2015

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Re-examining the Foster Care Review Process

Extended Foster Care as a Catalyst for Improved Practices and Better Outcomes

Brief

This brief gives government jurisdictions advice and ideas on implementing quality oversight and review processes for young adults in extended foster care. 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.

August 12, 2013

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Building Financial Capability for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care

Brief

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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Chafee Plus Ten

A Vision for the Next Decade

Report

This report, produced on the 10th anniversary of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Act, compiles a decade worth of lessons about helping foster care kids succeed as adults. 

April 26, 2010

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