Case Planning for Healthy Development

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

May 2, 2013


This issue brief shares a framework for front line workers to use in case planning. The framework uses sustainable social capital and a stable sense of self to help support the healthy development of young people in foster care. It is a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

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Key Takeaway

Case planning for youth in foster care is more than arranging placements and delivering services

The lives of youth in foster care are often punctuated with upheavals and goodbyes. The fallout from this instability is real — and includes losses in confidence, skills, relationships and a sense of self. The solution? Smart case planning that expands its focus to aid young adults in two critical areas: identity development and social capital.

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