Broken Bonds

Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Children with Incarcerated Parents

Recent research indicates that parents in prison exert a unique influence on child outcomes. This literature review offers a synthesis of data and  makes recommendations for those involved in research, policy and service delivery for this population. 

February 10, 2008

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State-Level Detention Reform

A Practice Guide for State Advisory Groups #3

This detention reform practice guide is specifically designed for State Advisory Groups overseeing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), providing recommendations for ways to implement and lead an effective detention reform initiative.

January 1, 2008

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Strengthening Policies to Support Children, Youth and Families Who Experience Trauma

Unclaimed Children Revisited: Working Paper No. 2

This working paper shares evidence-based practices and key policy recommendations aimed at building a true, trauma-informed system of care. It offers compelling data on trauma and spotlights successful trauma-sensitive programs in action. It also outlines critical service gaps in current efforts to support kids and families exposed to trauma.  

July 27, 2007

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Casey Connects: Spring 2007

Community Engagement Is Key Ingredient in Casey Recipe for Results

This issue of Casey Connects explores different forms of community engagement and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation empowers and mobilizes residents to produce better results for children and families. A smaller story spotlights five resources for learning more about Casey’s latest work.          

March 21, 2007

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Child Advocacy Primer

Tips and Tools for Improving Your Child Advocacy Skills

This guide reviews 10 key child advocacy skills, such as setting an agenda, leveraging communication tools, and creating a coalition. At nearly every turn, readers will learn important questions to ask, examples of successful strategies and resources for learning more. 

December 24, 2006

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A New Way To Give It Away

How a small grants program has engaged residents and achieved quick successes in Boston

This report by The Diarist Project for the Casey Foundation documents lessons learned from use of flexible small grant funds to help engage residents in community change efforts during the early stages of the Making Connections initiative. 

February 1, 2006

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