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Watch Our Webinar: Three Fiscal Elements for Using the Family First Act


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A new webinar explores how to approach three important considerations in financing prevention services under the Family First Prevention Services Act. It is the latest session in a series focused on implementing evidence-based practices in child welfare.

Posted November 18, 2019

Study Documents the Benefits of Authentic Youth Engagement

Blog Post

Washington State University researchers studied the Casey Foundation's approach to partnering with young people.

Engaging young people emerging from foster care to help shape practice and policy is a key approach of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But does it work? A team of researchers from Washington State University set out to answer this question.

Posted November 5, 2019

A Framework for Effectively Partnering with Young People

Practice Guide

A framework for effectively partnering with young people

This guide from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the practice of authentic youth engagement, including how it benefits young people, why it works and what it looks like in real life.

Posted November 5, 2019

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8,