A Casey Q&A: Improving Foster Parent Recruitment in the Cherokee Nation

…(OK DHS) in new ways to enhance outcomes and opportunities for native kids in care. This post ... in the Cherokee Nation’s child welfare unit for 26 years and oversees its foster care and adoption programs ... in foster care — our goal at Cherokee Nation is keep our kids with their people. Families must ... a “culture camp.” Geared toward Cherokee kids in foster care and their families, the camp lasts

September 3, 2019

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Ways to Limit Foster Care to Those Who Need It

…The number of children in foster care grew during the past three years, rising to nearly 428,000 ... in rising foster care numbers. “As more judges understand the harm that juvenile justice facilities ... kids and teens live at home, rather than in foster care or group placements.” In addition, child ... are brought into foster care. Two key approaches can help child welfare systems make better decisions about

June 4, 2017

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The Kinship Diversion Debate

Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies

…Child welfare agencies across the country rely on grandparents and other relatives to care ... diversion" in which children are placed with relatives as an alternative to foster care.  Different ... Critical components of an effective kinship care.

January 1, 2013

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KIDS COUNT Spurs Data-Driven Reform

…look at critical issues, from child welfare and juvenile justice reform to early childhood care ... transitioning out of foster care in 2007, that issue topped the list of requests for technical assistance

April 30, 2010

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Five Questions with Casey: Rob Geen and the Importance of Family

…led research that highlights the importance of kin in foster care placements. Are systems starting ... on kinship care, the system was not designed with kin in mind. We have had to try to retrofit it so ... the KIDS COUNT Policy Report, Every Kid Needs a Family, released May 19, 2015. Q1. Foster care has ... cannot care for a child, relatives can offer an existing relationship and connection to his identity

May 19, 2015

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Engaging Kinship Caregivers With Joseph Crumbley

…As the number of kinship caregivers increases for children in foster care and more child welfare ... jurisdictions adopt a “kin first” placement practice, the need to provide specialized support ... Care.” Led by Joseph Crumbley, the training sessions strengthen the skills of child welfare ... . Module Two: Loss and Ambivalence This module explores how kinship care creates interruptions

October 24, 2017

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Kinship Care When Parents are Incarcerated

What We Know, What We Can Do

…of incarcerated programs and the relatives who step in to care for them. ... with kin. ... between parents and their children, to support relatives who step in to provide care, and to facilitate

January 1, 2009

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Working With Casey, Oklahoma Doubles its Number of Licensed Foster Care Beds

…The Annie E. Casey Foundation teamed up with the state of Oklahoma to improve its foster care ... of children and youth in foster care declined statewide. Casey’s engagement with DHS had two aims ... of a federal class-action lawsuit that significantly increased the demand for foster and kinship care. &ldquo ... . They are prioritizing making foster parents full partners in raising the children in their care, and they are offering

February 21, 2018

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