Learning While Doing in the Human Services Sector

Becoming a Learning Organization through Organizational Change

This summary report describes the origins, processes and outcomes of the learning-while-doing approach and presents lessons learned from Casey Family Services that other child welfare providers and human service organizations may apply as they engage in organizational change.

January 15, 2011

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Chafee Plus Ten

A Vision for the Next Decade

This report, produced on the 10th anniversary of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Act, compiles a decade worth of lessons about helping foster care kids succeed as adults. 

April 26, 2010

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Funding Permanency Services

A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State and Local Dollars

This guide helps readers brush up on the finer points of child welfare funding. It also highlights how states and localities can dial back costly congregate care in favor of community-based permanency services for children and families.

January 1, 2010

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Casey Connects: Winter 2009

Helping Families Succeed

This issue of Casey Connects outlines 4 sets of federal policy approaches aimed at improving the lives of America’s most economically fragile families. Readers will learn what actions the Foundation recommends to help reduce poverty, reform the nation’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and improve data on children and families.

December 22, 2009

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Mental Health Practice

Guidelines for Child Welfare

This publication shares guidelines for improving the behavioral health of youth in state custody. Child welfare experts, behavioral health leaders, and child and youth advocates developed this guidance as part of a 2-day conference convened by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs and The REACH Institute.

March 31, 2009

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Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings

A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals

This handbook — intended for judges, advocates and child welfare professionals — provides tips to engage children in their own out-of-home court proceedings. The guide recommends ways courts can prepare for, communicate with and understand behavior for kids ages 5 through 20.  

October 10, 2008

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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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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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