National Academies: Adolescent Science Should Transform Systems

Youth-serving systems from education to child welfare are ill-equipped to support adolescents for success as adults, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Annie E. Casey Foundation and seven other partners supported the report, which highlights an extensive body of research on adolescent brain development.

August 2, 2019

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Keys to Your Financial Future Facilitator Guides

This guide helps facilitators administer a curriculum — developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative — aimed at strengthening the financial literacy and independence of young people who have experienced foster care. It includes directions and tips to assist trainers in creating an engaging and interactive learning experience for participating youth.

July 23, 2019

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Mentors Build Meaningful Connections With Youth in Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services runs the Credible Messenger Initiative, a program that pairs every youth under its supervision with specially trained adult mentors from the community. These paid mentors — called credible messengers — have lived through similar experiences and understand the support and services that youth in justice systems need.

July 15, 2019

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Dr. David Nichols Talks Child Health Gains and Challenges

In this episode of CaseyCast, Lisa Hamilton interviews David Nichols, who is a pediatrician and president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics. Their conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the rise in mental health issues among kids, the importance of the 2020 census and the pivotal role that parents play in child well-being.      

July 10, 2019

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Promising Program Models for Extended Foster Care and Transition Services

This publication reviews promising state approaches to extended foster care. Programmatic elements covered include: eligibility, placement settings, case management models, case review and transition services. The end goal? Help child welfare leaders continue to improve the design of extended care programs and better support the unique needs of older youth.

July 8, 2019

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