Family, Friend and Neighbor Care

Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed

This KIDS COUNT Data Book essay explores a common type of child care known as family, friend and neighbor care. It shares real-world initiatives and expert advice aimed at strengthening this child care option.

February 14, 2006

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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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Family to Family: Lessons Learned

Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care

This report summarizes the lessons learned by the Casey Foundation in its implemetation of a reformed foster care strategy in which child welfare agencies work with families and communities to ensure child placements close to home. 

July 1, 2001

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Contracting for Child and Family Services

A Mission-Sensitive Guide

This report explores purchase-of-service contracting and managed care contracting (including the field’s newest option, network creation) as a means of privatizing child welfare services. It helps state and local agencies — and potential service providers — navigate contracts and the contracting process in this new era of serving America’s children and families.   

November 1, 1999

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