Preparing for the Road Ahead

Helping Young People Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood

This report reflects on the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s vision for building on its successes to help youth and young adults thrive socially, emotionally, financially, intellectually and physically.

August 16, 2016

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Does Your Child Welfare Agency Have a Practice Model?

The most effective child welfare agencies establish practice models that describe how they partner with families and the community and keep them focused on their goals. In its child welfare leader's desk guide, the Casey Foundation outlines how these practice models create high-performing agencies. 

April 29, 2016

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Crisis — and Opportunity — in Delaware’s Child Welfare System

In 2011, Delaware’s child welfare system wasn’t just in trouble — it was in crisis, with too many teens entering out-of-home care and later exiting foster care disconnected from family. To fix this broken system, the state launched a sweeping, data-driven reform effort called Outcomes Matter. The initiative boosted morale among caseworkers and gave kids and families a critical voice in the decision-making process. But the best part? The effort helped improve the well-being of Delaware’s children and families.  

March 2, 2016

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