What is Kinship Care?

More than 2.7 million children in America live in kinship care — when relatives raise children whose parents no longer can. Explore reports and resources on kinship care.

April 27, 2020

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Putting Family First

Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice Model

This paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that aligns with the requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act. Learn how to address the unique needs of families and ensure the quality of programs and practices.

March 20, 2020

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Infants and Teens More Likely to Experience Foster Care Reentry

Children who have exited foster care are more likely to return to care if they are infants, in their early teen years or have experienced a group placement before reuniting with their families, according to a new study conducted by the Center for State Child Welfare Data and funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

January 12, 2020

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Reentry to Foster Care

Identifying Candidates Under The Family First Act

This report examines the risks of children returning to foster care after discharge and seeks to help child welfare agencies identify kids who might benefit from evidence-based interventions available through the Family First Prevention Services Act.

January 12, 2020

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The Casey Foundation share blog posts, publications and tools related to how child welfare systems, leaders and practitioners can better support children, youth and families. Click here to sign up for Child Welfare News today.

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What’s the Return on Investment?

Using Placement Analysis to Measure Child Welfare Costs

In this brief, child welfare leaders and agencies learn about an approach, called placement day analysis, that calculates the financial impact of diverting or shortening child welfare placements. Equipped with this information, decision makers can identify the right interventions and program changes to invest in moving forward.

August 19, 2019

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