Casey Connects: Spring 2012

No Place Like Home

Posted February 20, 2012
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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.        

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Key Takeaway

Every child needs and deserves a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime

To ensure that all children have a lifelong, loving family, the Foundation is promoting evidence-based practices that can help fragile families stay together and set young people on a path to success. In addition, Casey is supporting states in reducing their reliance on congregate care and utilizing cutting-edge technology to locate permanent family connections.