Casey Connects: Winter 2009

Helping Families Succeed

This issue of Casey Connects outlines 4 sets of federal policy approaches aimed at improving the lives of America’s most economically fragile families. Readers will learn what actions the Foundation recommends to help reduce poverty, reform the nation’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and improve data on children and families.

December 22, 2009

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New Help for Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives

Questions and Answers About the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008

This report outlines the key provisions of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, and is intended as a guide to assist people and agencies who want to implement the new act to help improve the lives of children.

January 1, 2009

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CONNECT: Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

In-Service Training for Resource Families

This 55-page guide gives facilitators the script, tools and tips necessary to educate caregivers of children exposed to domestic violence. It packages three hours of training into a thoughtful, comprehensive and no-frills instructional playbook that explores what domestic violence is, how it impacts children and exactly what caregivers can do to help this fragile population heal. 

January 1, 2009

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Helping Grandparents Raise Grandchildren Who Succeed

The building blocks of the American family are changing. Currently, millions of grandparents across the country are raising their grandchildren — and this demographic is growing. The Association of Small Foundations has created a data-packed guide aimed at inspiring organizations to dig deeper and do more to aid these vulnerable families.

April 1, 2008

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The 2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

This 18th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America’s children and families. New this year is information on child well-being in Puerto Rico. This year’s essay examines the child welfare system and challenges the country to make lifelong connections for children and youth in foster care a national priority. The essay also focuses on the 726,000 children who spend time in foster care each year and what can be done to build and strengthen family relationships.

January 1, 2007

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Audience Group

Kids

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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A Family for Every Child

Strategies to Achieve Permanence for Older Foster Children and Youth

Part of the Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care series. The research highlighted in this publication identifies successful programs, policies, and strategies that have been helping older children find permanent families; as well as how lessons learned from programs and policy changes can be distilled into action steps.

January 1, 2005

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