From Foster Home to Homeless

Strategies to Prevent Homelessness for Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

In America, too many youth are getting too old for foster care and falling into homelessness. This brief, a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, analyzes what we’re getting wrong — and how we can fix our patchwork system of supports. Even more, it offers fresh ideas on how we can keep this vulnerable demographic off the streets and striding toward adulthood on solid, stable ground.  

June 13, 2014

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What's Going On In There?

Understanding the Adolescent Brain and Its Implication for Young People

This fact sheet outlines brain research for teens and how kids in foster care are impacted during development by the lack of close relationships. 

May 26, 2014

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Housing Options for Young Adults

This brief spotlights housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

February 14, 2014

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Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Youth

In order to bring the right resources to bear in a community, leaders must fully understand the prevalence of risk and protective factors among young people. The Casey Foundation has compiled a set of measures to help determine the risk and protective factors present in a community.

February 12, 2014

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The 30 Million Word Gap

The Role of Parent-Child Verbal Interaction in Language and Literacy Development

This brief presents data showing that parents can help their child’s vocabulary development and increase critical thinking skills by engaging in frequent conversations. 

January 10, 2014

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Public systems, schools and communities guiding public investment toward evidence-based programs that improve the growth and development of children and young people.

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Blog Post

Community Conferencing

Community Conferencing aims to involve the young offender, the victim and their families in the decision-making process with the objective of reaching a group consensus on a "just" outcome. The goals are to achieve reconciliation, restitution and rehabilitation as well as to do case planning when applicable.

November 19, 2013

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