Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

Systems Leaders Data Tool Kit

This tool kit, created by the Annie E. Casey Foundation with help from the Center for the Study of Social Policy and more than 20 national experts, assists systems leaders in gathering, assessing, sharing and leveraging data on expectant and parenting youth in foster care. The end goal? A better, brighter future for these families.    

June 2, 2019

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Place Matters

Aligning Investments in a Community-Based Continuum of Care for Maine Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

This report, written with Maine’s policymakers in mind, delivers a clear charge to improve how the state supports system-involved youth between the ages of 14 to 25. It calls for a full continuum of care — from prevention to reintegration — that leverages local resources and national research to offer community-based services at every step.  

April 22, 2019

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Pursuing the Equitable Implementation of Effective Programs

Evidence-based programs that improve the lives of residents in white neighborhoods don’t necessarily reap the same results in communities of color. This disconnect drew 21 researchers together in late 2018 to discuss importance of integrating racial and ethnic equity and inclusion into implementation science and practice. The group gave particular attention to the role that a community’s culture, history, values and needs play in a proven program’s success.

February 12, 2019

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Jeremiah Program: Boston Model

Report to the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Jeremiah Program Boston set out to try something new. It removed the flagship program’s residential core and partnered with Endicott College to offer single mothers and their families a new center of support. This report, which shares findings from a 3.5-year implementation study, tells readers who the partners are, how they worked together and what happened when they forged a new approach that broke the Jeremiah mold.    

January 26, 2019

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Coalition Describes Evidence-Based Practice Decision Making in Mental Health Care

The Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science has released a consensus statement emphasizing the importance of evidence-based practice in the mental and behavioral health field. Representatives from mental health associations, foundations and patient advocacy groups worked together to draft the statement at a 2018 summit co-sponsored by the Casey Foundation.

January 8, 2019

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Study: Long-Term Mentoring Helps Foster Families

A nonprofit called Friends of the Children, aims to break the cycle of generational poverty by pairing professional mentors with kids who are involved in the child welfare system. A pilot adaptation has taken the program’s support a step further — extending its reach to caregivers — and it’s an approach that seems to be working, according to a yearlong evaluation.

November 27, 2018

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