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New tool kit helps system leaders collect helpful data on expectant and parenting youth in foster care.

New Tool Kit Helps Child Welfare Leaders Utilize Data to Support Expectant and Parenting Youth

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, with help from the Center for the Study of Social Policy and more than 20 national experts, has created a tool kit to help systems leaders improve their data collection so that they can build better policies and practices for expectant and young parents in foster care.

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Every year in New Mexico, nearly 200 youth — many lacking a stable home or strong support system — transition out of foster care. NMCAN Youth Leaders know this story all too well. They’ve lived it. And now, they've helped ensure that others following in their path will have a better option.

Preparing Young People in Foster Care for Success

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Using Science to Improve Child Welfare Practice

With knowledge of how the adolescent brain matures, adults can do more to ensure young people feel supported and prepared as they navigate the road into adulthood. This guide tells you how.

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How the Economy Wins When Young People Are Prepared

In Future Savings, readers learn about the societal costs of failiing to prepare young people in foster care for succees. It also highlights strategies that can help these youth and the nation's economy.

Young people from foster care tend to lag behind their peers in adulthood.

Data on Young People in Foster Care

"Fostering Youth Transitions" provides first-of-its-kind data to better understand the lives of young people who have experienced foster care.