Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions in Family First Act

…In partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Children and Family Futures (CFF) will host ... , at 2 p.m. on March 31, 2020. The webinar will help child welfare practitioners support families ... (Family First), signed into law on Feb. 9, 2018, offers an extraordinary opportunity for child welfare ... interventions that improve outcomes for children and families. This webinar will highlight CFF’s recently

March 24, 2020

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The Family First Act: What Juvenile Justice Advocates Need to Know

…an enormous effect on children, youth and families. Because many young people have been or will become ... that the landmark law provides to support youth involved with the justice system. Family First is the most ... significant federal child welfare legislation that’s been passed in decades, with the potential to have ... involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, it’s important for justice advocates

March 24, 2020

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Putting Family First

Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice Model

…–involved children and youth, rather than primary prevention efforts aimed at stopping child abuse ... for child welfare practitioners to help keep children safely with their families. The law redirects federal ... for care in family settings and certain residential treatment programs for children with emotional ... guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model

March 20, 2020

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Supporting Partners and Staff: Our Response to COVID-19

…efforts, is to improve the lives of the children, youth and families whose well-being is most at stake ... moment. And as our country contends with the coronavirus pandemic, the children, families ... for their own staff, children and families. In light of these shifts, the Foundation is also making changes ... relief for the children, families and communities most in need will make a meaningful difference.

March 20, 2020

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Thaddeus Ferber on Helping Young People Grow, Lead and Thrive

…— one starring eye-rolling, angsty and self-absorbed youth. But Thaddeus Ferber isn’t buying ... it. Ferber serves as the executive vice president at The Forum for Youth Investment, a national nonprofit ... that help communities achieve equity for all youth — especially those who are out of school ... with us! Stream this CaseyCast episode on Positive Youth Development Subscribe to CaseyCast on your

March 10, 2020

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The JAG Advantage Brings Trauma-Informed Care to Youth Employment

…. Through classroom learning, coaching, leadership development, job-placement and other services, youth ... work with youth and young adults. Addressing trauma to improve workforce training A major reason JAG ... or involvement in the child welfare or justice systems. “We encouraged our LEAP partners to adopt ... or deepen their trauma-informed practices for opportunity youth,” says Patrice Cromwell, Casey&rsquo

March 10, 2020

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Resources to Help Partnerships Expand Youth Apprenticeship Programs

…and guidance on creating strong partnerships at the regional, state and local levels to expand quality youth ... to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA). Supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this multistate ... and technology. “Youth apprenticeships are emerging as a growing strategy in communities across the nation ... to increase access to college and career,” says Andrea Messing-Mathie, a director focused on youth

March 9, 2020

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Memphis to Implement Proven Programs to Boost Well-Being of Black Students

…and that each school will see improvements in attendance, behavior and academic performance. Through a Youth ... attitudes toward substance use. “The attitudes children develop during this time influence ... discipline; promoting independence; building appreciation for positive authority figures in their children ... ; and preparing youth to handle temptation and peer pressure. To learn more about Strong African American

March 4, 2020

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Webinar Highlights Prosecutor-Led Juvenile Justice Reforms

…, prosecutors must now consider the nature of the misconduct ― whether it represents normal youth behavior ... , for example. They also must consider individual factors such as age, disability, mental health and child ... to include a program for sexual assaults that occur in the home; a respite diversion option for youth ... involved in domestic violence against a parent or guardian; a marijuana diversion program that avoids

February 25, 2020

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