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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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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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Kinship Care When Parents are Incarcerated

What We Know, What We Can Do

This paper explores the role of kinship care for children of parents currently incarcerated; examining the involvement of the child welfare system, and describing what can be done to develop more compassionate social policies and programs geared toward this population.

January 1, 2009

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A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

Relational Permanence Among Young Adults with Foster Care Backgrounds

This study explores the stories and support systems of 29 individuals who recently exited foster care. Readers will learn how these participants feel about family, what their adult relationships look like and what supports they want, and need, as they navigate life after foster care.       

April 23, 2008

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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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Casey Connects: Winter 2007

Momentum Building in the Quest for Permanent Family Connections

This issue of Casey Connects focuses on the quest to ensure that each and every young person exits foster care with a lifelong, caring connection. It’s a movement that is gaining momentum across America. 

December 21, 2007

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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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