Audience Group


We want vulnerable kids to have a bright future. That’s why we work tirelessly to advance solutions that improve the well-being of kids in America.

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Introduction to Family Strengthening

The State of Family Well-Being, Policy Brief #1

This paper describes an innovative way of looking at helping families in poverty and how this new "strengthening" ideal can affect public policy in the future. 

October 24, 2004

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Connecting the Dots

How Practitioners Engage Parents, Families and Youth Around Reproductive and Sexual Health

This report summarizes focus group feedback from 54 adolescent reproductive health service providers. It describes common Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) activities and challenges. It also identifies technical supports that providers must have to effectively serve young people and their reproductive health needs.  

March 27, 2004

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AdvoCasey: Spring 2004

Who’s Taking Care: AdvoCasey Examines the Staffing Crisis in Children and Family Services

This issue of AdvoCasey examines the pervasive neglect of human services workers in America. It’s centerpiece — a feature rooted in Greenville, South Carolina — goes beyond the statistics to share real stories about how these workers are struggling and what this means for the kids and families they serve. AdvoCasey is a seasonal publication; each themed issue spotlights programs and policies that have made measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

March 21, 2004

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The Promise and Challenge of Mentoring High-Risk Youth

Findings from the National Faith-Based Initiative

This report leverages the experiences of four faith-based organizations that developed mentorship programs aimed at supporting older, high-risk youth. Readers will explore data-driven findings, moves to make and challenges to consider when designing similar programs that connect caring adults with youth whose lives have veered off track. 

March 1, 2004

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Building an Integrated Services Model

This report describes how peer technical assistance – which allows participating communities to share knowledge, and leverage practical experience and innovations from other places – can help strengthen families.

December 5, 2003

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