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Oklahoma and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
According to the
2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Oklahoma ranked 40th among the 50 states in overall child well-being.
On the Ground in Oklahoma
Providing strategic consulting and technical assistance to child welfare agencies to keep children safe, strengthen the connections between children and their families and improve children’s long-term success.
A group of state-based child advocacy and research organizations that use data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity.
Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being has expanded its reach to include child welfare jurisdictions in 22 states that stretch from coast to coast and a sovereign tribal nation. Learn more about this effort.
Hettie Charboneau, a child welfare leader in the Cherokee Nation, answers questions on strengthening foster family recruitment and retention.
A Case Study
In 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation partnered with the state of Oklahoma to introduce effective strategies to recruit and retain more foster families while shutting down shelters and groups homes across the state.
Investing in Innovation reflects on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s experience with Family Economic Success - Early Childhood Education — a two-generation initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty. The report shares valuable lessons and advice for funders who may be interested in supporting this field of work.
Reflections on the Family Economic Success-Early Childhood Education Pilots
This report, designed to aid funders, shares lessons and recommendations that are based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s experience with a two-generation initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation teamed up with the state of Oklahoma to improve its foster care system, and the multiyear collaboration is yielding impressive results.
During a webinar on July 6, the Casey Foundation released a new brief that examines how seven sites across the country are evolving, at an operational level, to address parent and child needs at the same time.
The National Governors Association is bringing representatives of five states and territories to Richmond, Virginia, this week to learn about Virginia’s transformation in juvenile justice and its specific strategies for reducing juvenile incarceration, an evolution the Casey Foundation has invested in and supported with technical assistance for the past two years.
When it comes to child well-being, the research is clear: Family finances matter. Poverty can impede a child’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional and behavioral problems. In total, 31 million kids— 43% of the nation’s children — now live in families that are low-income.
Watch the Foundation’s webinar on a new tool that helps nonprofits and schools better engage parents in their work and develop parent leaders.
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