New Help for Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives

Questions and Answers About the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008

This report outlines the key provisions of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, and is intended as a guide to assist people and agencies who want to implement the new act to help improve the lives of children.

January 1, 2009

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CONNECT: Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

In-Service Training for Resource Families

This 55-page guide gives facilitators the script, tools and tips necessary to educate caregivers of children exposed to domestic violence. It packages three hours of training into a thoughtful, comprehensive and no-frills instructional playbook that explores what domestic violence is, how it impacts children and exactly what caregivers can do to help this fragile population heal. 

January 1, 2009

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Rightsizing Congregate Care

A Powerful First Step in Transforming Child Welfare Systems

This report illustrates how the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with New York City, Louisiana, Maine and Virginia to identify five levers of change, reduce the use of congregate care and improve other performance indicators. The report also includes data on key improvements in each jurisdiction.

January 1, 2009

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A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

Relational Permanence Among Young Adults with Foster Care Backgrounds

This study explores the stories and support systems of 29 individuals who recently exited foster care. Readers will learn how these participants feel about family, what their adult relationships look like and what supports they want, and need, as they navigate life after foster care.       

April 23, 2008

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African American Children in Foster Care

Additional HHS Assistance Needed to Help States Reduce the Proportion in Care

This study by the GAO analyzes the major factors influencing the proportion of African American children in care and the extent to which states and localities have implemented promising strategies. The study also examines was in which federal polices may have influenced African American representation in foster care.

January 1, 2007

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The Road to Success

Summary of Life-Skills Activities and Principles

 This paper reviews the many programs and activities offered to increase and enhance the life skills of youth in care.

January 1, 2006

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We want vulnerable kids to have a bright future. That’s why we work tirelessly to advance solutions that improve the well-being of kids in America.

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