Program Area

Child Welfare

Ensuring that children who have been abused or neglected grow up in families and get the help they need to heal, build lasting family relationships and reach their full potential.

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How to Fund Best Practices in Child Welfare

Policy recommendations designed to transform federal funding to support best practices in child welfare were the focus of this presentation delivered by Tracey Feild and Patrick McCarthy at an October 23, 2013, briefing on Capitol Hill.

October 23, 2013

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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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Accessing Credit Reports for Foster Youth

A Reference Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

This publication gives practical guidance to child welfare workers on meeting the requirements of federal law for accessing and interpreting credit reports for foster youth until they age out of the system.

January 11, 2013

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