Casey Connects: Winter 2010-2011

Posted January 5, 2011
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Foundation is honoring Jim Casey’s legacy by putting families first. New York City implements an evidence-based practice approach in helping troubled teens remain with their families. The entire community of New Britain, Connecticut, embraces family literacy and a grade-level reading campaign to ensure all students succeed. Using social networking technology, Casebook helps transform child welfare case management, taking caseworkers away from administrative tasks and closer to family needs. 

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Key Takeaway

Evidence-Based Programs give at-risk kids a chance

Since the 1980s, public and private research aimed at preventing poor outcomes for vulnerable children have identified factors that help protect these kids and make them more resilient. It’s now possible to identify highly effective, evidence-based efforts that can cut rates of drug use, school dropout and other adolescent risks.