Advancing SFA

…The law seeks to provide youth who are placed in the child welfare system with the same oppor­ ... , and permanency outcomes of youth in the child welfare system. ... This toolkit is designed to help child welfare practitioners, advocates and policymakers ... boost to improving overall well-being for young people in foster care by giving youth and their foster

February 7, 2017

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Partnerships Between Corrections and Child Welfare

Collaboration for Change, Part Two

…communities with a history of placing large numbers of children out of their homes (i.e., the states ... County). Partnerships Between Corrections and Child Welfare: Collaboration for Change, Part Two explores ... the gap between the systems--which results in tremendous hardship on children, caretakers, families  ... The scope of the problem and its immediate and long-lasting effects on children (e.g

January 1, 2001

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Broken Bonds

Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Children with Incarcerated Parents

…Support for children with an incarcerated parent ... Over 1.5 million children had a parent in state or federal prison in 2002. ... Children who maintain contact with their parent during incarceration exhibit fewer disruptive ... The barriers to communication between a child and his or her incarcerated parent are tremendous

February 10, 2008

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Nebraska Receives $1 Million Grant to End Multigeneration Involvement in Foster Care

…have at least one parent who also navigated a public system in their youth. The good news? Help ... . The Nebraska Children and Families Foundation — a site with the Casey Foundation's Jim Casey ... Youth Opportunities Initiative — is slated to implement the grant over the next two years ... . As part of the grant, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation will provide diapers and formula to new

August 28, 2018

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Watch Our Webinar: Three Fiscal Elements for Using the Family First Act

…that helps child welfare leaders analyze the fiscal implications of services for children and families ... -based practices in child welfare. The 60-minute webinar, Planning for Family First Prevention ... of Leading With Evidence: Informing Practice With Research — a series that brings together child ... in the child welfare field. Suzanne Barnard, director of the Casey Foundation’s Evidence-Based

November 18, 2019

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Two Social Justice Champions Receive Bimel Award

…in Pierce County, Washington, and Frankie Guzman, director of the California Youth Justice Initiative ... at the National Center for Youth Law, as its 2019 Natalie S. Bimel Award recipients. The Foundation recognized ... . Frankie Guzman, Director of the California Youth Justice Initiative at the National Center for Youth Law ... Guzman advocates for youth in the criminal justice system by drawing on his personal experience of being

October 24, 2019

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When Should the State Cease Parenting?

Evidence from the Midwest Study

…Research suggests that foster youth approach the transition to adulthood with significant ... When children are removed from their homes due to parental abuse or neglect and placed in out ... -of-home care, the state public child welfare agency, under the supervision of the juvenile court, takes ... on the role of parent.

December 28, 2007

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Future Savings

The Economic Potential of Successful Transitions From Foster Care to Adulthood

…interventions can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs. ... What challenges youth in foster care face compared to their general population peers. ... Nearly 5,300 more youth would graduate high school each year. The economic impact? A $2.17 billion ... savings over the first 15 years of a child’s life.  

January 30, 2019

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Opening Doors for Young Parents

…This report reminds policymakers and child advocates of the barriers that young families face ... that these parents face are exacerbated by discrimination and systemic inequities, and their children stand to suffer ... to understand children's developmental stages.   ... young parent is in custody.

September 25, 2018

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