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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Casey Connects: Summer 2006

KIDS COUNT Data Book Urges Support for Family-Based Child Care

This issue of Casey Connects summarizes findings from the 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book and essay. More specifically: It tells what we should do — and what select programs are already doing — to help improve the quality of family, friend and neighbor care across America.  

June 21, 2006

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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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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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