The Lifelong Families Training Curriculum

Training Manual

This child welfare training manual presents a comprehensive 2-day curriculum on the Lifelong Families permanency model for social worker training. It includes agenda, assignments, presentations, handouts, daily modules with timetable and more.

May 15, 2012

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Lifelong Families Case Practice Standards Manual

Training Manual

This policy and procedures manual for social workers delineates how Casey incorporated family strengthening and permanency planning into all aspects of its child welfare practice framework – assessments, assignments, planning, placement, decision making, teaming, referrals. 

January 15, 2012

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For Every Kid, A Forever Family

This brochure provides an overview of Lifelong Families, a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency, Casey Family Services. The document highlights the values, principle components and benefits of the model, as well as early successes at improving the outcomes for children and youth in foster care. This model is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes especially for older youth in treatment foster care.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Adoption Case Study

Wanda

A set of case studies illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Wanda achieved permanence through adoption.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Guardianship Case Study

Mealea

This is part of a set of case studies which illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Mealea achieved permanence through guardianship.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Reunification Case Study

Rudy

A case study to illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Rudy achieved permanence through reunification with his birth family.

January 1, 2012

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Families Like Yours

2008-2009 Recruitment Initiative of Casey Family Services

This resource includes four separate documents outlining the conceptual framework for the recruitment initiative as well as the implementation and tracking of a nine-strategy plan to recruit foster and adoptive parents who matched the needs of youth in treatment foster care at Casey Family Services, the Foundation's former direct services agency. It includes an overall review of the recruitment practices, as well as forms and tools for setting agency recruitment goals concurrently with implementation of the agency’s Lifelong Families practice model. This model is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes for those in care, especially older youth in treatment foster care.

January 1, 2012

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Learning While Doing in the Human Services Sector

Becoming a Learning Organization through Organizational Change

This summary report describes the origins, processes and outcomes of the learning-while-doing approach and presents lessons learned from Casey Family Services that other child welfare providers and human service organizations may apply as they engage in organizational change.

January 15, 2011

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