Expert Input: What It’s Like to Deliver New Training Series on Kinship Care

…that, over the next decade, we will see an increasing proportion of children in foster care living with kin ... welfare agencies to believe in kinship care. It’s not just a placement option — it&rsquo ... to provide nurturing care for children in foster care, these same staff members are less adept at managing ... that is different from non-kin foster parents. Q: You recently conducted a training using the Foundation&rsquo

February 10, 2018

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Leading the Way: Colorado Makes Kinship Care a Priority for Kids in Foster Care

…traveled, and it’s been superseded by a preference for kinship care, which places kids with relatives ... %, representing 526 kids placed in residential care. During this same 13-year time period, the number of kinship ... in research that clearly describes the ill effects of residential care and the clear benefits of kinship care ... . For three years, Casey supplied a team of experts to help Colorado increase its use of kinship care. &ldquo

July 25, 2017

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Children’s Budget 2012

In an effort to expand federal funding for our nation’s children, readers get to learn the financial facts, which fill more than 180 pages of this graph-packed report, and learn how much the government has invested in each program since 2008. 

November 8, 2012

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Webinar Recording: Improving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth

…and final webinar in the series. Model Extension of Care and Re-Entry Policies — Creating a Legal ... extended foster care beyond age 18, but many are struggling to build a system that engages youth and serves ... them well. This webinar will explore key components of a youth-engaging extended foster care system ... examine how states can leverage SFA provisions to improve the quality of extended foster care.

August 11, 2016

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Advancing SFA

…boost to improving overall well-being for young people in foster care by giving youth and their foster ... States must ensure that all caregivers in family foster care and child care institutions

February 7, 2017

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Leadership Development Video: The Results Count Path to Equity

…in the well-being of populations they care about the most. It guides viewers to consider questions ... ;t be listening to this recording if you didn’t care about equity, if you didn’t care about better ... results and if you didn’t care about social justice. But there’s something immensely powerful

June 26, 2019

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The Connecticut Turnaround

Case Study

…and practices focused on improving supports for families and asking more kin to provide temporary ... --and children fare better. Better decision making involves parents and kin, focusing ... With more children who were removed from their families living with kin, unnecessary group ... in decisions about how best to care for their children and keep them safe, more kids could grow up in families.

March 6, 2015

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When Should the State Cease Parenting?

Evidence from the Midwest Study

…This issue brief presents limited evidence for extending the age for federal foster care ... The case for extending federal foster care assistance to states until age 21. ... Why lawmakers want public assistance for foster care kids until age 21. ... It’s a tough transition to adulthood if you’re in foster care

December 28, 2007

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Report Explores How Adolescents Leave Foster Care

…-of-home care and the variables influencing their path. The report, by the Center for State Child Welfare ... nationwide. It focuses on young people who entered foster care in their teens and analyzes the three main ... identified by the study, Understanding the Differences in How Adolescents Leave Foster Care ... of foster care (14%); and running away (13%). These three categories are influenced by child

February 10, 2018

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