Icebreaker Meetings

A Tool for Building Relationships Between Birth and Foster Parents

The Casey Foundation created this step-by-step practice guide with several online appendices to help child welfare agencies understand Icebreaker family meetings and shift into "parent partner" mode. 

January 1, 2012

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For the Welfare of Children

Lessons Learned from Class Action Litigation

This publication presents class action litigation information from varying perspectives. It is hoped the “lessons learned” will improve state and local child welfare systems charged with keeping vulnerable children from harm, and help those invoved with possible or real changes that must be made.

January 1, 2012

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Indiana Child Welfare

Improving Practice to Improve Outcomes

Using a unique consulting approach, the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with the State of Indiana to drastically refocus its child welfare practice. This case study outlines the reform efforts undertaken by Indiana with Casey's guidance, helping the state build one of the nation's stronger child welfare systems.

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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