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On a Montana Reservation, Strengthening Tribal Identity to Prevent Youth Suicide

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For children and families of historically underrepresented communities, evidence-based programs that draw on cultural roots offer the greatest opportunities for success. This realization informs the work of Little Holy One, a project that utilizes a culturally oriented approach to curtail youth substance abuse and suicide at Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation.

Posted February 10, 2020

Arthur Brooks on Pursuing Happiness, Depolarizing Politics and Realizing Promise in the Periphery

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Arthur Brooks

In this episode of CaseyCast, the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton chats with economist Arthur Brooks about what kids, families and communities need to flourish.  Their conversation covers — among other topics — the benefits of engaging marginalized populations, the need to rethink the proverbial pursuit of happiness, and the merits of detoxing from national politics.

Posted January 28, 2020

Bundling Services to Boost the Financial Security of Low-Income Families

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The Center for Working Families Framework

A new report delves into the evolution and efficacy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families framework. The approach, introduced by Casey in 2004, aimed to help low-income families to achieve greater financial security by intentionally integrating three core services areas: 1) workforce development and employment services; 2) income and work supports; and 3) financial literacy education and coaching.

Posted January 26, 2020

How Many Kids in the United States Are Living in Poverty?

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Across the United States, 14.1 million kids are living in poverty

Across the United States, 14.1 million kids are living in poverty, with nearly 45% — about 6.2 million in total — living in extreme poverty. Learn more facts and statistics on childhood poverty in America and child poverty rates here.

Posted July 10, 2018

Commentary Explores the Role of Technology in Evidence-Based Interventions

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In a commentary for the journal Prevention Science, Casey's Cynthia Weaver and 3C Institute’s Melissa DeRosier share insights on uniting technology, program developers and community members to enhance data access for programs that are applying their interventions within large public systems.

Posted January 16, 2020

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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,