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.        

February 20, 2012

Casey Connects

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What research says about adolescent brain development.

  2. 2

    How Casey Family Services worked to promote permanency.

  3. 3

    Recommendations on supporting positive youth development.

  4. 4

    Why congregate care isn’t the best option for most children in foster care.

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.  

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations