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Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's Caitlin Lenihan Talks Family-Centered Work

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Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's Caitlin Lenihan Talks Family-Centered Work

Caitlin Lenihan, director of Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's Two-Generation Programs, shares her thoughts on employing a family-centered approach. In this post, she discusses why listening to parents is important, why specific training is necessary and how her organization's family-centered practice has evolved over time.

Posted February 21, 2018

An Innovative Training Program is Helping Atlantans Get — and Keep — Jobs

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Atlanta CareerRise helps individuals get hired, stay employed and increase their earnings.

Researchers at Emory University compared a workforce training program called Atlanta CareerRise to more traditional training approaches. Their review found that Atlanta CareerRise did a better job at helping individuals get hired, stay employed and increase their earnings.  

Posted February 16, 2018

Keeping the Family Conversation Alive: Supporting Permanence Among Youth in Foster Care

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Brain Frames handouts help support positive conversations with youth people from foster care.

A new handout by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative shares recommendations for promoting permanence among young people in foster care. This advice utilizes the latest research on adolescent brain development and apply even for young people who may have given up on the idea of legally joining a permanent family.

Posted January 25, 2018

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