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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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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Restoring Shared Prosperity

Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth

In looking at the Half in Ten campaign, this report considers the economic challenges facing families in the United States, and outlines a set of priorities for addressing these challenges.

October 1, 2011

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Foster Care to 21: Doing it Right

This issue brief outlines critical questions and policy moves for states to consider when extending foster care to age 21. It champions comprehensive, developmentally-appropriate programs that offer youth the priceless opportunity to have more time, support and space to grow into successful adults.   

April 19, 2011

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Child Trends Data Snapshot: Maltreatment

Child Maltreatment Data Snapshot

This Data Snapshot examines child maltreatment trends at the state and national level. It draws on data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, which includes information provided by states on investigated reports of maltreatment. Child Trends has produced a companion Data Snapshot publication that analyzes state and national trends in foster care.

January 27, 2011

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Casey Connects: Winter 2010-2011

This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Foundation is honoring Jim Casey’s legacy by putting families first. New York City implemented an evidence-based practice approach in helping troubled teens remain with their families. The entire community of New Britain, Connecticut, embraced family literacy and a grade-level reading campaign to ensure all students succeed. Using social networking technology, Casebook helps transform child welfare case management, taking caseworkers away from administrative tasks and closer to family needs. 

January 4, 2011

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Hard Times Made Harder

Struggling Caregivers and Child Neglect

Using data from a national survey, this brief links specific caregiver struggles to a higher incidence of out-of-home placements among neglected children. It closes with one clear recommendation: Offer integrated — and early — caregiver support services to help counter this trend and better aid America’s at-risk children and families. 

September 23, 2010

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