New Directory Aims to Keep Families Together During Recovery

…identifies more than 360 residential programs that care for parents and children in the same facility ... approach are: a reduction in neonatal intensive care days; a reduction in the cost of drug overdoses ... First Prevention Services Act, states can now receive federal Title IV-E foster care maintenance

June 16, 2019

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When Child Welfare Works: Reforming Federal Financing to Support Best Practices in Foster Care

…foster care, reduce the amount of time kids are in state care and end federal spending on shelter and non ... -treatment group care, says a new proposal aimed at helping more kids grow up in families. When Child ... to encourage best practices in four areas: permanence and well-being; quality family foster care; a capable ... in four key areas: permanence and well-being; quality family foster care; a capable, supported child

February 3, 2014

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Brief Offers Policies for Families Separated by Foster Care and Incarceration

…Foundation priorities – children in foster care and children of incarcerated parents – and calls ... Care," introduces the latest volume of the Princeton-Brookings journal The Future of Children, which ... their outcomes. The new brief also focuses on the more than 400,000 children in foster care, calling ... for the need to reduce the number of children in state care and to improve the system, including recruiting

May 9, 2018

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How Child Welfare Leaders Can Help Older Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

care should be able to appoint their own next of kin of any relation (family or otherwise). Provide ... prioritize the urgent and unique needs of older youth in foster care and those who have left (or aged out ... of) foster care without permanent family connections. These young people, who are especially vulnerable, rely ... on foster care systems for their safety, health and well-being. “Protecting older youth in foster

April 15, 2020

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Kinship Process Mapping

A Guide to Improving Practice in Kinship Care

…Placing children with kin families ... the experiences of children living with kin ... instructions for documenting and assessing how you currently identify, approval and support kin families ... networks to care for and protect children who cannot safely live with their parents. This guide provides

January 1, 2013

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Self-Care Skills and Strategies for Foster Parents

…Helping children heal from abuse or neglect is rewarding but hard. Like the children in their care ... , kin and foster parents need to find ways of experiencing strong feelings without becoming overwhelmed ... . They must also take care of themselves — physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually ... how to take care of yourself.” Tools and exercises for self-care are part of Trauma Systems

November 20, 2017

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