Family to Family was an 18-year, nationwide effort to improve child welfare systems. The initiative sought to expand family and community involvement in child protection. Today, many agencies continue to use and build evidence about the effectiveness of Team Decision Making, an outgrowth of Family to Family.
This issue of Casey Connects focuses on the quest to ensure that each and every young person exits foster care with a lifelong, caring connection. It’s a movement that is gaining momentum across America.
This issue of Casey Connects explores different forms of community engagement and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation empowers and mobilizes residents to produce better results for children and families. A smaller story spotlights five resources for learning more about Casey’s latest work.
This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the Foundation’s efforts on 2 fronts: 1) helping kids in foster care find loving, permanent families; and 2) reducing racial disparities throughout the child welfare system. A smaller story recognizes 6 movers and shakers in the child welfare field, including 4 former Families Count honorees.
Part of the Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care series. The research highlighted in this publication identifies successful programs, policies, and strategies that have been helping older children find permanent families; as well as how lessons learned from programs and policy changes can be distilled into action steps.
This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the Foundation’s efforts on 2 fronts: 1) helping individuals reintegrate into society after prison, and 2) cultivating strong leaders who can help drive and sustain foster care reforms. Smaller stories highlight 6 Casey-celebrated movers and shakers and a Foundation-funded study that shows tax credits for the working poor benefit families in rural, suburban and urban areas alike.