Help Teens Find Family: Videos for Caseworkers

In Every Kid Needs a Family: A Message to Caseworkers, young people who spent time in foster care make a compelling argument that caseworkers need to persist in connecting teens with family — because every teen needs a family. A new discussion guide helps caseworkers incorporate the video into their work.

January 17, 2017

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Foster Care Alums Weigh In: Building a Better Exit Plan

The Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke to Samanthya Amann and Brittany Hunter about their personal paths out of foster care. Both women talked about the barriers they faced, what strategies and supports they used, and what a smoother exit from the system could look like.

November 23, 2016

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A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting

This report explores how public agencies can get more people to step forward as foster parents and to encourage the extraordinary individuals who have already answered the call to continue their commitment to care.

November 15, 2016

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Does Your Child Welfare Agency Have a Practice Model?

The most effective child welfare agencies establish practice models that describe how they partner with families and the community and keep them focused on their goals. In its child welfare leader's desk guide, the Casey Foundation outlines how these practice models create high-performing agencies. 

April 29, 2016

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