Voice served as the signature publication of Casey Family Services, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's former direct services agency.
The last issue of Voice highlights the importance of educational stability for youth in foster care. It also features a profile of Brenda Donald, vice president of the Center for Effective Family Services and Systems at the Foundation; a look at the gains made in foster care in the United States; and the story of Jimmy Wayne, a country music singer who went on a 1,700 mile trek to raise awareness of foster youth.
This issue of Voice reflects on the tenure of Casey Foundation President and CEO Douglas Nelson, upon his retirement. Other topics include a KIDS COUNT report on the need for grade-level reading by third grade; 2010 National Foster Care month; and more.
This issue of Voice details the efforts of Casey Family Services to implement the Fostering Connections Act and highlights the 20th anniversary of KIDS COUNT, the Casey Foundation's national and state-by-state effort to measure the well-being of children.
In light of the current economic crisis and its implications for struggling families, it is imperative that the child welfare system adopt policy reforms aimed at improving the outcomes for vulnerable children and families. This issue of Voice details how the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, passed in 2008, and other polices that promote permanence and equity can be implemented effectively.
This edition focuses on critical issues of stability for children, in particular financial stability and poverty. Financial insecurity and the consequences of poverty place children at risk for child neglect. Within this edition are stories and strategies aimed at helping families strengthen their financial base.
This issue highlights Casey Family Services' 2008 National Convening on Youth Permanence as well as the outcomes and implications of the 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book.
This issue focuses on efforts by the Foundation to promote financial stability among vulnerable families by offering free tax preparation services and job opportunities for foster youth. This issue specifically highlights the work of First Jobs Maine, a Casey-sponsored program that prepares foster youth for entering the workforce, and discusses common myths related to poverty and child neglect.
In this edition, Voice pays special attention to youth in foster care. It highlights the outcomes of a conference on youth permanence where teens share their perspectives and experiences in and about the system.
This issue features experiences from the world of foster care, including articles on actress Victoria Rowell leading a touring exhibit of youth art; National Foster Care Month: ways you can help; William Bell on improving foster care; and foster parents supporting each other after the hurricane.
This issue addresses the needs of older children and youth in foster care. It includes articles on the 2006 National Convening on Youth Permanence on subjects such as promoting families for life, the Massachusetts DSS Commissioner on reforming child welfare, and rural family economic success.
This issue features National Adoption Day, U.S. Senators Craig and Landrieu on adoption, the Casey Foundation's response to tragedies in the Gulf region, and protecting children who participate in research.
This issue honors National Foster Care Month, features Khatib Waheed on disproportionality and inequity in the child welfare system, details foster dads making it work, and shares learning from the Family Resource Centers Initiative.
This issue of Voice spotlights many truly outstanding people, each championing children in different ways: Geoffrey Canada, founder and president of the widely respected Harlem Children’s Zone; Anita and Wayne Adams of Chester, Vermont, who have adopted a foster child who recently returned safely from a tour of duty in Iraq; and Bob Kline, a seasoned social worker in the Vermont Division of Casey Family Services.
This issue focuses on the alarming lack of adequate services and supports for adolescents in care and transitioning from care into adulthood. It highlights the national Blue Ribbon Campaign for National Foster Care Month, the KIDS COUNT Data Book release, and a collaborative endeavor with the Yale Child Study Center.
This issue pays special tribute to the courage and resilience of transitioning foster youth, to the strength and commitment of their foster and adoptive parents, and to the growing legions of volunteers who have stepped in to play a critical role for youth at risk of veering off track. The issue highlights National Foster Care Month in May.
This issue includes an article that shows how social workers can become the lifeline that keeps families together. The issue also focuses on systems, strategies, and campaigns implemented nationwide to help improve foster care.
This issue honors National Adoption Month, provides an update on the National Adoption Study, and features First Jobs Maine, a "win-win" program for youth and business.
This issue focuses on the challenges that today's young adults face as they transition out of foster care and into independent living. Highlights of this issue include National Adoption Day, the new Situational Leadership Training Program, and Casey Family Services' move to its new headquarters in New Haven.