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What is Kinship Care?

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What is kinship care?

More than 2.7 million children in America live in kinship care — when relatives raise children whose parents no longer can. Explore reports and resources on kinship care.

Posted February 5, 2014

Leading With Race to Reimagine Youth Justice


This report explores the Casey Foundation’s Deep-End Initiative, which has demonstrated that juvenile justice jurisdictions can safely and significantly reduce youth confinement — especially for young people of color. Read the report to learn more.

Posted April 27, 2020

How Child Welfare Leaders Can Help Older Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Helping youth who are aging out of foster care during COVID-19

As the nation grapples with the public health crisis of COVID-19, child welfare systems must prioritize the urgent and unique needs of older youth in foster care and those who have left (or aged out of) foster care without permanent family connections. Read seven recommendations for young people.

Posted April 15, 2020

What is Foster Care?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Foster Care

Foster care is a temporary living situation for children whose parents can't take care of them and whose need for care has come to the attention of child welfare. Learn more about foster care and foster parents here.

Posted February 5, 2014

2020–21 Class of Child Health Advocates Named

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Faculty members for the Child Health Advocacy Network

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies are pleased to announce the 2020–21 class selected to participate in the Children’s Health Leadership Network, a rigorous Results Count® leadership development initiative.

Posted April 12, 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,