For Every Kid, A Forever Family

This brochure provides an overview of Lifelong Families, a practice model developed and tested by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s former direct service agency, Casey Family Services. The document highlights the values, principle components and benefits of the model, as well as early successes at improving the outcomes for children and youth in foster care. This model is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes especially for older youth in treatment foster care.

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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Disparities and Disproportionality in Child Welfare

Analysis of the Research

This compendium includes papers from the July 2010 symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and The Annie E. Casey Foundation to reflect on current research related to racial differences in child welfare services, treatment and outcomes.

December 1, 2011

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40+ Top Fatherhood Resources

These resources are a snapshot of web-based materials available as of May, 2011; including field-shaping research and information sites, practical tools, and programmatic guidance for the important work of responsible fatherhood.

January 1, 2011

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Funding Permanency Services

A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State and Local Dollars

This guide helps readers brush up on the finer points of child welfare funding. It also highlights how states and localities can dial back costly congregate care in favor of community-based permanency services for children and families.

January 1, 2010

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Back on Track

Transforming Virginia's Child Welfare System

A collaboration between the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Commonwealth of Virginia decreased the number of children in foster care and reduced the state’s overreliance on congregate care. This case study describes the effort that successfully introduced a family-centered child welfare practice model, increased both permanency rates and access to community-based care, and reduced overall spending.

January 1, 2010

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