Improving Foster Care for Young People of Color

Social, systemic and structural barriers create disparate and disheartening outcomes for young people of color in foster care. Learn how the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative are pushing for better strategies and fairer outcomes.

January 19, 2018

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Transformational Relationships for Youth Success

This seven-page brief shares lessons culled from more than 80 interviews with organizations, their workers and the youth that they support. Readers will learn about the pivotal and powerful difference that a strong relationship can make in a young person’s life and precisely what professionals and public systems can do to support these vital connections.

January 8, 2018

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The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Opportunity Passport Participant Survey Results Show Employment Helps Many Thrive

This brief examines Opportunity Passport™ participant data to reveal the education and employment barriers that young people often face when leaving foster care. Readers will also learn how to design effective policies and practices that supply the resources, relationships and opportunities needed to help these young people successfully transition into adulthood.

December 4, 2017

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HRC's Ellen Kahn Talks Better Services for LGBTQ Youth in Care

Ellen Kahn is a national expert on LGBTQ families and the director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Children, Youth and Families Program. Recently, Kahn spoke to Casey’s Lisa Hamilton about why LGBTQ youth are disproportionately overrepresented in foster care, what challenges these youth face, how agencies and families can step up their support.

October 23, 2017

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