What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

February 5, 2012

Read More

How Casey Promotes Permanence for Kids in Child Welfare

The Casey Foundation believes all children need and deserve a family, and, therefore, has invested significantly in advancing permanence for those children and young people in the foster care system. Permanence can take the form of a return to birth family, kinship care, guardianship or adoption.

February 5, 2012

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More