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.

February 5, 2014

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Presentation

How to Fund Best Practices in Child Welfare

Policy recommendations designed to transform federal funding to support best practices in child welfare were the focus of this presentation delivered by Tracey Feild and Patrick McCarthy at an October 23, 2013, briefing on Capitol Hill.

October 23, 2013

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Brain Research Points to Better Results for Foster Care Youth

The Adolescent Brain: New Research and Its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care, a report released by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, synthesizes neuroscience research confirming that in the teenage years the brain undergoes a period of development – and a window of learning opportunity – similar to the early years of childhood.

May 2, 2012

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