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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Stepping Up for Kids

What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families

In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the increased number of children living with extended family and close friends, a longtime practice known as kinship care. It includes the latest data for states, the District of Columbia, and the nation, as well as a set of recommendations on how to support kinship families.

January 1, 2012

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KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot on Foster Care Placement

This Data Snapshot highlights newly available data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center marking the progress made by many states to increase the rates of children in foster care who are living with families and decrease the rates of those placed in institutions or group homes. The data also show that the type of foster care placement varies depending on the age of the child as well as the state of residence.

May 1, 2011

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