The Kinship Diversion Debate

Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies

This report explores different perspectives on the practice of diverting children from child welfare to live with kin when they cannot remain with their families, and identifies critical components of an effective kinship care system. This analysis is based on the insights of more than 50 child welfare and judicial personnel, advocates and researchers.

January 1, 2013

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What Do Casey Child Welfare Consultants Do?

Child Welfare Strategy Group consultants help child welfare leaders and their staff champion reforms that benefit kids and families. We work closely with leaders to strengthen agency management, finances, operations, policy, communications and frontline practice.

November 26, 2012

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The Lifelong Families Training Curriculum

Training Manual

This child welfare training manual presents a comprehensive 2-day curriculum on the Lifelong Families permanency model for social worker training. It includes agenda, assignments, presentations, handouts, daily modules with timetable and more.

May 15, 2012

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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

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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

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