Program Area

Evidence-Based Practice

Using rigorously-evaluated evidence-based programs to promote child well-being, the resources from the Annie E. Casey Foundation lay the blueprints for healthy youth development.

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Case Planning for Healthy Development

This issue brief shares a framework for front line workers to use in case planning. The framework uses sustainable social capital and a stable sense of self to help support the healthy development of young people in foster care. It is a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

May 2, 2013

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Practice Pathways Tool

Helping Young People Transitioning from Foster Care to Adulthood

This report introduces the Practice Pathways Tool to help states partnering with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative identify effective practice components, evaluate existing practices and boost collaboration to advance comprehensive practice reform. The driving force behind the tool is simple: support smarter, sharper decision-making that improves the lives of youth exiting foster care. 

April 26, 2013

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Building on What Works

Improving Children’s Futures

This magazine article spotlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success project, which aims to facilitate new partnerships between school and community leaders en route to improving the well-being of children in low-income areas. Readers will learn about the project’s evidence-based strategies, as well as its survey tool, goals and next steps.

December 26, 2012

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Authentic Youth Engagement

Youth-Adult Partnerships

This issue brief outlines how child welfare agencies can support both strong youth-adult partnerships and authentic youth engagement. The end goal is simple: Help young people in foster care become meaningfully invested — and connected — as they move toward adulthood.   This publication is a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.      

April 29, 2012

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Casey Connects: Spring 2012

No Place Like Home

This issue of Casey Connects explores the power of relationships and the importance of connecting young people in foster care to permanent families. It highlights the work of Casey’s Child Welfare Strategy Group and Casey Family Services as well as a recent report on adolescent brain development by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.        

February 20, 2012

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