Supporting Kinship Caregivers Through the Family First Prevention Services Act

…; Information for Child Welfare Leaders on Improving Relative Care Creating a Kin-First Culture in Child ... are able to grow up in safe, stable and secure families — including kin placements &mdash ... ; that support their long-term well-being. The Family First Act emphasizes greatly reducing group care ... are at risk of removal stay together whenever safely possible; ensure that young people in foster care live

January 6, 2020

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Funding Permanency Services

A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State and Local Dollars

…of 2008. It also highlights how states and localities can dial back costly congregate care in favor ... Find out how New York City, Virginia and Maine have worked to reduce costly congregate care ... If we reduce the population of children in foster care by as little as 5%, we can free up

January 1, 2010

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A Family First Q & A: Apply for Federal Kinship Funds by July 20

kin care policies in your agency.” How much money does the federal government have available ... of ChildFocus, a Casey consultant and kin care expert. The program is developing an implementation manual ... . For jurisdictions that place children with kin as an alternative to foster care (a practice also called diversion ... ), this provides an opportunity to meet caregiver needs and safely prevent foster care entry.   Create a kin

June 20, 2018

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Webinar Highlights What Caregivers Need to Know About Kinship Care

…The Casey Foundation is hosting a webinar — “Kinship Care: What Child Welfare ... Professionals and Kin Caregivers Need to Know” — for caregivers and the professionals who work ... the emotional challenges of raising kin. Tracey Feild, director of the Foundation’s Child Welfare ... ;Therefore, it’s important to talk about ways kin caregivers can manage the conflicting emotions

September 4, 2018

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Helping Agencies Prioritize Kinship Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

…uses of agency resources. Kin care improves child and family well-being and — at the same time ... sheet, written for child welfare agencies nationwide, explores how kinship care can support children ... and how agencies can support kin families during these challenging times. Kinship caregivers &mdash ... of the Casey Foundation’s Center for Systems Innovation. Beyond highlighting the merits of kinship care

July 30, 2020

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Five Ways to Help Kin Caregivers Now

…and communities are rethinking how to help kin do what they do so well, which is to provide care and continuity ... Start by learning about kin caregiving, including how formal kinship care through a child welfare agency ... Nationally, fewer kids in foster care are living in group facilities — and more are living ... relationships, and support connections to family, culture and community. But being a kin caregiver isn&rsquo

January 2, 2019

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Family First Prevention Services Act Fiscal Analysis

Guide and Tools

…at preventing children from entering foster care. Leaders can use the guide and supporting fiscal analysis ... states the option of drawing down federal IV-E foster care funds for prevention services to help kids ... at imminent risk of entering care. Unlike Title IV-E program funds, children and families receiving

July 14, 2020

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Some States May Be Able to Increase Foster Parent Payments During COVID-19

…raise in foster parent rates — to promote family care and stability for young people and help ... of ensuring the well-being of the youth in their care,” says Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez, vice president ... are reimbursed to states at the FMAP rate. This includes foster care maintenance payments (for example, payments ... for youth in Title IV-E–approved extended care programs), adoption subsidies and guardianship

April 30, 2020

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How To: Creating a Kin-First Culture in Child Welfare

…WikiHow post on kinship foster care highlights seven fundamental steps to creating a kin-first culture ... that support kin care, create a sense of urgency for kin placements, prioritize kin licensure, help children ... tools that systems can use to expand reliance on kin care, including policy documents, presentation ... a Kin First Foster Care System"" on WikiHow

September 25, 2017

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