What is Kinship Care?

Across every generation and culture, relatives step forward to raise children when their parents can’t care for them. This is known as kinship care. Today, more than 2.7 million children in this country are in kinship care. Learn more about the types of kinship here.

August 7, 2019

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National Academies: Adolescent Science Should Transform Systems

Youth-serving systems from education to child welfare are ill-equipped to support adolescents for success as adults, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Annie E. Casey Foundation and seven other partners supported the report, which highlights an extensive body of research on adolescent brain development.

August 2, 2019

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What is Foster Care?

Foster care is a temporary living situation for children whose parents can't take care of them and whose need for care has come to the attention of child welfare. Learn more about foster care and foster parents here.

June 6, 2019

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