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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Disparities and Disproportionality in Child Welfare

Analysis of the Research

This compendium includes papers from the July 2010 symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and The Annie E. Casey Foundation to reflect on current research related to racial differences in child welfare services, treatment and outcomes.

December 1, 2011

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KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot on Foster Care Placement

This Data Snapshot highlights newly available data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center marking the progress made by many states to increase the rates of children in foster care who are living with families and decrease the rates of those placed in institutions or group homes. The data also show that the type of foster care placement varies depending on the age of the child as well as the state of residence.

May 1, 2011

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The Adolescent Brain, Executive Summary

New Research and its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care, Executive Summary

This executive summary of a new study by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative looks at mounting evidence that the human brain is still a work in progress and can be successfully “rewired” during and even beyond the teenage years, making the case for reforming the nation’s foster-care system stronger than ever.

January 1, 2011

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Funding Permanency Services

A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State and Local Dollars

This guide helps readers brush up on the finer points of child welfare funding. It also highlights how states and localities can dial back costly congregate care in favor of community-based permanency services for children and families.

January 1, 2010

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Back on Track

Transforming Virginia's Child Welfare System

A collaboration between the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Commonwealth of Virginia decreased the number of children in foster care and reduced the state’s overreliance on congregate care. This case study describes the effort that successfully introduced a family-centered child welfare practice model, increased both permanency rates and access to community-based care, and reduced overall spending.

January 1, 2010

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Rebuild the Nation’s Child Welfare System

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Issue Brief

Casey’s Congressional call-to-action for rebuilding the child welfare system recommends changes that can promote proven practices in creating permanent family alignments. 

January 10, 2009

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