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

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Credible Messengers with the Washington, D.C., Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services

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.

Posted July 15, 2019

Dr. David Nichols Talks Child Health Gains and Challenges

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Dr. David Nichols of the American Board of Pediatrics

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.      

Posted July 10, 2019

Family-Centered Community Change Report

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In 2012, the Annie E. Casey Foundation began searching for partners for its seven-year Family-Centered Community Change™(FCCC) initiative. This report summarizes what the participating communities — Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and San Antonio, Texas — learned about using a two-generation approach to working with children and parents.

Posted July 9, 2019

Promising Program Models for Extended Foster Care and Transition Services

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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.

Posted July 8, 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,