Program Area

Child Welfare

…, data and policy practices that make it easier for children to live with kin caregivers. Learn what can ... care whose parents are incarcerated. ... It can be tough to become an adult, especially if you’ve been in foster care. Learn how ... Improving opportunities for young people leaving foster care

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Community Change

…, frequent moves and lack of access to resources — good schools, medical care, safe outdoor spaces ... High-quality early child care and education are key to healthy development but out of reach for too

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Civic Sites

…and having access to programs and services for child health care, food, income supplements and other

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KIDS COUNT

…and agency officials can connect children to quality education and health care, parents to economic

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Webinar Highlights What Caregivers Need to Know About Kinship Care

Webinar

…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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Training Series: Coping With the Unique Challenges of Kinship Care

Blog Post

…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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Blog Post

What is Kinship Care?

…-honored tradition is called kinship care. Today, more than 2.7 million children in this country are in kin ... care, an increase of nearly 18 percent in a decade. There are two types of kin care: Private ... or informal kin care. These are arrangements that are made by families, with or without legal recognition ... of the caregiver’s status. Public kin care. This includes all children who have come to the attention

February 5, 2014

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

Blog Post

…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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