Lifelong Families Case Practice Standards Manual

Training Manual

This policy and procedures manual for social workers delineates how Casey incorporated family strengthening and permanency planning into all aspects of its child welfare practice framework – assessments, assignments, planning, placement, decision making, teaming, referrals. 

January 15, 2012

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Icebreaker Meetings

A Tool for Building Relationships Between Birth and Foster Parents

The Casey Foundation created this step-by-step practice guide with several online appendices to help child welfare agencies understand Icebreaker family meetings and shift into "parent partner" mode. 

January 1, 2012

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For the Welfare of Children

Lessons Learned from Class Action Litigation

This publication presents class action litigation information from varying perspectives. It is hoped the “lessons learned” will improve state and local child welfare systems charged with keeping vulnerable children from harm, and help those invoved with possible or real changes that must be made.

January 1, 2012

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For Every Kid, A Forever Family

This brochure provides an overview of Lifelong Families, a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency, Casey Family Services. The document highlights the values, principle components and benefits of the model, as well as early successes at improving the outcomes for children and youth in foster care. This model is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes especially for older youth in treatment foster care.

January 1, 2012

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