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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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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Enduring Assets

The Financial Lives of Young People Transitioning from Foster Care

This report examines the financials habits, perspectives, struggles and success of Opportunity Passport program participants. Developed by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Opportunity Passport aims to offer critical financial practice and guidance to youth who are transitioning out of foster care.  

May 4, 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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What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

February 5, 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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