Does Your Child Welfare Agency Divert Children to Kin?

Guide to Using the Kinship Diversion Estimation Tool

…This guide helps child welfare agencies deploy a simple online survey — the Kinship Diversion ... Estimation Tool — to gain a better understanding of how and when caseworkers are diverting children ... A tool for child welfare agencies interested in assessing whether kinship diversion is routine ... , and with whom it is used — we cannot recognize its benefits and shortcomings for children and their families.

August 5, 2019

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Report: Young People Benefit From Extended Foster Care

Youth Opportunities Initiative, Child Trends analyzed three federally mandated national datasets &mdash ... Young people in foster care — especially youth of color — reap significant rewards ... if they remain in extended foster care into their early 20s, according to a recent Child Trends report ... , Supporting Older Youth Beyond Age 18. With funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey

August 5, 2019

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Jobs Program Takes Teens and Young Adults From Systems to Careers

…generations. “Not only is YA WORC supporting child welfare participants, it is also creating diversion ... programs to keep youth out of those systems in the first place,” says Ayo Atterberry, senior ... to the largest child welfare population in the country. Funding from Casey enabled Gates to bring the program ... and child welfare agencies, and work with them to both implement YA WORC and secure funding that can sustain

August 2, 2019

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National Academies: Adolescent Science Should Transform Systems

…Are youth-serving institutions designed to support adolescents for success as adults ... education to child welfare are ill-equipped to provide what teenagers and young adults need. The report ... , The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth, was supported by the Annie E. Casey ... a child is transforming into an adult,” said Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez, Casey’s vice president

August 2, 2019

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Call for Nominations for 2019 JDAI Awards

…’s Incarcerated Children, the Community Justice Network for Youth, the Juvenile Law Center ... : The Natalie S. Bimel Award: Recognizing outstanding community leaders in youth justice reform The award ... that improve youth well-being. The award’s namesake and her husband, Eddie, established the Westside ... , the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. and, most recently, Community

August 1, 2019

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Watch Our Webinar: Opportunities for Culturally Relevant Child Welfare Prevention

child welfare involvement. During the 60-minute session, viewers will learn how the Family First ... . Each Leading With Evidence installment brings together child welfare leaders, researchers and program ... developers to learn about advancing the use of evidence in the child welfare field. Suzanne Barnard ... Center for American Indian Health Jack Trope, senior director of the Indian Child Welfare Program, Casey

July 30, 2019

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Mentors Build Meaningful Connections With Youth in Washington, D.C.

…on T-shirts and written materials for the Washington, D.C., Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS ... the department’s Credible Messenger Initiative. The program pairs every youth under its supervision ... — have lived through similar experiences and understand the support and services that youth ... are to promote youth well-being and community safety, building community connections is essential.” Since

July 15, 2019

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