What Do Casey Child Welfare Consultants Do?

Child Welfare Strategy Group consultants help child welfare leaders and their staff champion reforms that benefit kids and families. We work closely with leaders to strengthen agency management, finances, operations, policy, communications and frontline practice.

November 26, 2012

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What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

February 5, 2012

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How Casey Promotes Permanence for Kids in Child Welfare

The Casey Foundation believes all children need and deserve a family, and, therefore, has invested significantly in advancing permanence for those children and young people in the foster care system. Permanence can take the form of a return to birth family, kinship care, guardianship or adoption.

February 5, 2012

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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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