Reshaping Workforce Development in Baltimore

Ensuring Community Voice and Expertise Guide Us

In Baltimore, organizations were hitting hurdles in their efforts to connect young people to training and job opportunities. Enter the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which invested in a participatory research pilot to capture both authentic community voices and the employment experiences of local youth. This report shares what the Casey Foundation learned from Baltimore residents — both interviewees and consultants — and delivers a road map for implementing similar research and engagement models.

January 3, 2018

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Engaging Kinship Caregivers With Joseph Crumbley

The Casey Foundation offers a five-part video training series: “Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care.” Led by Joseph Crumbley, the series strengthens the skills of child welfare professionals in supporting kinship families to improve outcomes for kids.

October 24, 2017

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HRC's Ellen Kahn Talks Better Services for LGBTQ Youth in Care

Ellen Kahn is a national expert on LGBTQ families and the director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Children, Youth and Families Program. Recently, Kahn spoke to Casey’s Lisa Hamilton about why LGBTQ youth are disproportionately overrepresented in foster care, what challenges these youth face, how agencies and families can step up their support.

October 23, 2017

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Program Builds Results-Based Approach into Human-Services Work and Coursework

Randy Nelson was frustrated. As director of the criminal justice administration graduate program at Florida’s Bethune-Cookman University, he was short on tools to guide students who were learning about reducing racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. But he found just what he wanted — and just what his students needed — with Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA).

October 21, 2017

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Eight Strategies for Funding the Implementation of Child Welfare Programs

Child welfare leaders have an enormous responsibility to ensure critical outcomes for children and families. With so much at stake, they need programs and practices that work. That’s why the Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a brief to help child welfare agency administrators and partners fund, implement and sustain effective evidence-based programs.

October 18, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Orientation and Handouts

The Casey Foundation and the Justice Resource Institute developed ARC Reflections, a training curriculum dedicated to developing foster parents and caregivers’ understanding of traumatic stress. This orientation document gives facilitators tips on implementing ARC Reflections and provides handouts with instructions for training.

October 12, 2017

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