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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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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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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Does Your Child Welfare Agency Divert Children to Kin?

Guide to Using the Kinship Diversion Estimation Tool

…to kin. It includes step-by-step instructions, survey screenshots, sample emails and more so ... discussions and decisions related to kin diversion practices. ... Without understanding the key aspects of kin diversion — such as when, why, how often

August 5, 2019

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Training Series: Coping With the Unique Challenges of Kinship Care

…Challenges of Kinship Care — as a resource for kin caregivers and the child welfare workers who ... ;conflicting emotions that surface when kin step up to care for relatives when parents can’t." Coping ... More than 139,000 children in foster care are living in kinship placements with thousands more ... are in informal kinship care arrangements. As child welfare systems increasingly prioritize placing children

October 15, 2018

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A Guide to Support the Implementation of Foster Care Beyond 18

Questions and Answers, Summary of Federal Fostering Connections Guidance and Perspectives from the Field

…extended foster care in their state. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim ... are transitioning from foster care to adulthood. ... What states must do, per federal requirements, when extending foster care services. ... Policy excerpts that tell how states are addressing key issues related to extended care.

March 1, 2014

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