Residents Engaged in Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods

…, parent leadership development and community organizing/family advocacy strategies. ... How to put a range of resident, family and parent engagement strategies strategies together ... Avoid pitfalls like token parent representation at decision-making tables; inadequate ... , they want to save the poor parent, but all too often the parents get nothing from it. Parents need to leave

February 12, 2000

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The Path of Most Resistance

Reflections on Lessons Learned from New Futures

…How Casey invested ~$10 million over 5 years in each of 5 cities to prepare urban youth ... Solving narrowly defined problems labeled by an institution does not change the lives of a child ... of disadvantaged children. Schools and other public officials frequently reacted defensively, quick to take offense ... for the millions of poor children and families in the country who have been losing ground for the last 20 years.

January 6, 2000

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AdvoCasey: Fall 1999 Winter 2000

More Foster Families, Fewer Children Entering Care

…Approximately 25,000 youth age out of the American foster care system each year. ... children who have been abused and neglected. ... Child welfare agencies will never achieve their goals as long as they seek to do so alone

January 1, 2000

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Community Safety and Justice

A Guide to Key Ideas, Effective Approached, and Technical Assistance Resources for Making Connections Cities and Site Teams

…From 1985-95, the juvenile detention rate for white youth dropped by 13%, while increasing ... by 180% for African-American youth and 140% for Hispanic youth during the same period. ... though they are home to just 5% of the nation's youth. ... Three times as many youth--ages 12-17--were victimized by violence than adults in 1994.

January 1, 2000

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Building Bridges for Child Welfare with Families, Neighborhoods, Communities

Family to Family

…between parent and child is a powerful force, and that most children love their birth parents no matter ... This brief describes the changes made and challenges encountered by public child welfare agencies ... -centered, neighborhood-based child welfare and foster care service system. It also provides insight ... into how the changes benefit the children

December 1, 1999

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The ABC's of Early Childhood

Trends, Information and Evidence for Use in Developing an Early Childhood System of Care and Education

…;early childhood care and education. Trends affecting child well-being in Iowa are discussed, along ... with indicators for developing policies and programs that ensure a strong start in life for all children ... Trends in child well-being. ... The status of child care and education in Iowa.

November 19, 1999

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Contracting for Child and Family Services

A Mission-Sensitive Guide

…the field’s newest option, network creation) as a means of privatizing child welfare services ... and the contracting process in this new era of serving America’s children and families.    ... Lessons of four sites engaged in contracting out child welfare services. ... Hamilton County in Cincinnati is partnering with a for-profit organization to manage its child

November 1, 1999

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By the Numbers

the role of data and information in detention reform

This report offers examples and tips for using data and information technology to advance juvenile detention reform efforts. It is part of a series that shares lessons from a multi-year, multi-site project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: Identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention.

August 1, 1999

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