Reconnecting Child Development and Child Welfare (Summary)

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2013


In 2012, child development experts from around the globe joined forces to discuss ways to improve current child welfare services. This 2-page report offers a concise list of the group’s recommendations, which are grounded in research and aimed at elevating one familiar cause: The futures of our children.  

Key Takeaway

Residential facilities are a poor substitute for family

The advice from the experts? Improve child welfare outcomes by: 1. Expanding what we know about child development and permanence; 2. Reducing the number of children living in residential care; and 3. Developing intervention practices that better serve the needs of children and parents.

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