A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting

This report explores how public agencies can get more people to step forward as foster parents and to encourage the extraordinary individuals who have already answered the call to continue their commitment to care.

November 15, 2016

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LGBTQ in Child Welfare

A Systematic Review of the Literature

This comprehensive review identifies and synthesizes literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in America’s child welfare system. It shares individual publication summaries as well as common themes and best practices for child welfare professionals and policymakers dedicated to building brighter futures for LGBTQ youth.

September 22, 2016

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Does Your Child Welfare Agency Have a Practice Model?

The most effective child welfare agencies establish practice models that describe how they partner with families and the community and keep them focused on their goals. In its child welfare leader's desk guide, the Casey Foundation outlines how these practice models create high-performing agencies. 

April 29, 2016

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Incarceration’s Toll on Communities

Casey’s new KIDS COUNT report on parental incarceration, A Shared Sentence, highlights that children and families aren’t the only ones to experience stress and instability when a parent is behind bars — their communities also feel the blow.

April 28, 2016

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A New Approach to Preparing Young Adults for Jobs

A key component of the Foundation’s new Generation Work initiative is the use of positive youth development strategies. This post highlights the core principles of such strategies, which actively engage young people in learning and provide them with opportunities, such as on-the-job training or mentoring, that help foster their success.

April 15, 2016

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