Lifelong Families Adoption Case Study

Wanda

A set of case studies illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Wanda achieved permanence through adoption.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Guardianship Case Study

Mealea

This is part of a set of case studies which illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Mealea achieved permanence through guardianship.

January 1, 2012

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Lifelong Families Reunification Case Study

Rudy

A case study to illustrate how Lifelong Families – a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency – helped advance permanency outcomes for older youth in treatment foster care. This case study highlights how Rudy achieved permanence through reunification with his birth family.

January 1, 2012

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Families Like Yours

2008-2009 Recruitment Initiative of Casey Family Services

This resource includes four separate documents outlining the conceptual framework for the recruitment initiative as well as the implementation and tracking of a nine-strategy plan to recruit foster and adoptive parents who matched the needs of youth in treatment foster care at Casey Family Services, the Foundation's former direct services agency. It includes an overall review of the recruitment practices, as well as forms and tools for setting agency recruitment goals concurrently with implementation of the agency’s Lifelong Families practice model. This model is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes for those in care, especially older youth in treatment foster care.

January 1, 2012

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Speech

Tech Solutions for Pressing Human Services Problems

Casey Foundation Board Chair Michael L. Eskew; Foundation President and CEO Patrick McCarthy; and former Foundation President and CEO Douglas W. Nelson delivered remarks at the Symposium of the Future of Child Welfare.

April 7, 2011

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Ten Years of the EITC Movement

Making Work Pay Then and Now

This report discusses why the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an important credit for America’s working families because it encourages work and reduces poverty.

April 1, 2011

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Learning While Doing in the Human Services Sector

Becoming a Learning Organization through Organizational Change

This summary report describes the origins, processes and outcomes of the learning-while-doing approach and presents lessons learned from Casey Family Services that other child welfare providers and human service organizations may apply as they engage in organizational change.

January 15, 2011

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Transition Planning with Adolescents

A Review of Principles and Practices Across Systems

This paper addresses the need for improved transition planning with adolescents getting ready to leave foster care and strike out on their own. Its focus is not on the event, but the physical, emotional, developmental and psychological process the youth encounters and how agencies can help. 

June 26, 2010

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Casey Connects: Spring 2010

Reflections on Doug Nelson’s 20 Years of Leadership

This issue of Casey Connects honors the two-decade tenure of Douglas W. Nelson, who retired as Annie E. Casey Foundation’s president and chief executive officer in April 2010. Learn about Nelson’s key contributions in shaping both the Foundation and the nation’s perspective on serving vulnerable children and families.    

March 21, 2010

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Finding Place in Making Connections Communities

Applying GIS to Residents’ Perceptions of Their Neighborhoods

For policymakers, funders and front-line professionals, this report describes how to involve residents in place-based strategies that address the needs of disadvantaged children and families. 

January 6, 2010

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