This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the efforts of the Casey Foundation to help parents, kids and advocacy groups discuss child welfare reform and foster care remodeling in an effort to move things forward. In a smaller story, making sure results matter is a key theme of several gatherings focused on how to make a measurable difference in the lives of children and families.
The research is clear: Kids are more likely to grow into healthy adults if their fathers are involved in their lives
Findings & Stats
Investing in Change
Since 1995, the Casey Foundation has made major investments in core research related to welfare reform.
The Casey Foundation provided $100,000 in seed money to Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, helping to spur more than $500,000 in additional investments from other foundations.
Teaming Up for Kids in Care
More than 500 parents, youth, guests and staff took part in the Seventh Biennial Casey Family Services Foster Parent Conference, “Helping Families Grow Strong Together,” in Boston.
Statements & Quotations
We can point to the findings of our alumni study to underscore that safety, security and stability make a measurable difference for foster kids.
– Douglas W. Nelson, Annie E. Casey Foundation's president and CEO from 1990-2010
The [Foster Parent] conference helped parents pick up practical skills to help overcome obstacles that can cause problems for foster families.
We’re reaching out based on our shared interest to improve programs, hold conferences and produce materials in newsletters and newspapers, to focus on ways members can make a difference for low-income kids and families.
– John Monahan, Annie E. Casey Foundation senior consultant
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