Reconnecting Child Development and Child Welfare (Summary)

Posted January 1, 2013
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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.  

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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.