Reforming Child Welfare Systems with Delaware's Shirley Roberts

Casey’s Lisa Hamilton speaks with the director of Delaware’s Division of Family Services, Shirley Roberts, to explore how the state’s child welfare system has excelled — and the valuable lessons it has learned along the way — in serving kids and youth in need.

May 23, 2016

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Addressing the Needs of Young Parents in Foster Care During COVID-19

…With schools and day care centers in various stages of shutdown, and job losses mounting ... health challenges for young parents in foster care. To thrive, young parents need stable, ongoing support ... Island who has been in foster care since she was 13 years old, and Tammi Fleming, a senior associate ... parents during this crisis. Q: How is the pandemic affecting young parents in foster care? Rodriguez

June 29, 2020

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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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TST-FC: Helping Caregivers Understand Trauma’s Impact on Children

…;fight, flight or freeze” reaction that can seem like misbehavior, insolence or worse to kin ... kids in their care, keep kids from moving from one foster home to another and reduce turnover among ... caregivers, the Foundation has supported development of Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC ... experience — for the child or someone they care about — that overwhelms the child&rsquo

August 30, 2017

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Fixing a Broken System

Transforming Maine's Child Welfare system

…making processes, reduced reliance on congregate care, and refocusing practices on permanence.  ... The problems with congregate care. ... In Maine, in 2008: fewer than 2,000 children were in foster care, down from 3,200 in 2001. ... Lack of state attention following placement into congregate care meant that providers had

January 1, 2009

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LGBTQ in Child Welfare

A Systematic Review of the Literature

…Wanted: Better tools to improve the lives of young people in foster care that are LGBTQ ... : find family or fictive kin who could offer the LGBTQ youth a safe, welcoming home.  ... LGBTQ youth are significantly overrepresented in foster care. They are also more likely to be moved ... designed to mitigate negative experiences and improve the lives of young people in foster care who

September 22, 2016

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Supporting Parenting Youth Via Virtual Resource Center

…the session, panelists examine the challenges that young parents in foster care face and introduce a data tool ... expectant and parenting youth in foster care New Tool Kit Helps Child Welfare Leaders Utilize Data ... to Support Expectant and Parenting Youth Evidence-Based Programs for Young Parents in Foster Care

June 28, 2020

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AdvoCasey: Fall 1999 Winter 2000

More Foster Families, Fewer Children Entering Care

…This edition of AdvoCasey looks at foster care reform in two Family to Family sites. It also shares ... how Casey Family Services alumni are faring after they exit the agency’s care and how three ... Approximately 25,000 youth age out of the American foster care system each year. ... — as an independent system isolated from genuine partnerships with families, kin, neighborhoods, private agencies

January 1, 2000

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