Implementing ARC Reflections for Foster Parents

A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

Training Curriculum

ARC Reflections is a training curriculum to develop foster parents and caregivers’ understanding of traumatic stress, increase their own emotional regulation and provide tools to support their parenting skills. This implementation guide serves as a primer for child welfare agencies interested in installing the curriculum within their existing in-service foster care training program.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Case Manager Guide for Sessions One Through Nine

Training Curriculum

ARC Reflections is a training curriculum to develop foster parents and caregivers’ understanding of traumatic stress, increase their own emotional regulation and provide tools to support their parenting skills. The case manager guide helps agency staff support foster parents as they learn ARC concepts in discussions, action and evaluation.

October 12, 2017

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Helping Children and Parents Succeed Together

An Update on the Dunbar Learning Complex

Report

In 2010, with support from the Casey Foundation and others, the Dunbar Learning Complex opened in southwest Atlanta. Its goal? Help parents and their children succeed together. This report offers an early look at the Dunbar Learning Complex’s work to date. 

October 2, 2017

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Operationalizing Equity

Putting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion Framework Into Action

Report

Grantmaking organizations across the country are making race and ethnic equity a priority. In this report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation shares its own journey in implementing equity throughout its operations.

July 27, 2017

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The Road to Adulthood

Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development

Report

With knowledge of how the adolescent brain matures, adults can do more to ensure that the road leaving foster care will take young people to self-sufficiency and successful adulthood. And this guide tells how.

July 22, 2017

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Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

Developing an Infrastructure to Address Parent and Child Needs Together

Brief

This brief examines how seven sites across the country are evolving, at an operational level, to better support two-generation approaches. This is the second installment in a series that explores the common challenges organizations face when addressing the needs of children and parents at the same time.

July 6, 2017

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Considering Culture

Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color

Report

This case study examines the role of culture in informing and enhancing efforts to level life’s playing field for children of color. Readers will learn how organizations are applying evidence-based practices in culturally relevant ways and how local programs are adopting nontraditional approaches to successfully serve communities of color.  Considering Culture is the fourth installment in a five-part Race for Results case study series.   

April 25, 2017

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Using Integrated Data Systems to Improve Case Management and Develop Predictive Modeling Tools

How a county and a state are using IDS data and predictive modeling to help case managers identify the most-at-risk families and individuals and improve child welfare and health care outcomes

Brief

This case study is one in series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief discusses how Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and Washington state each used an IDS to develop predictive modeling tools that expedited services and saved taxpayer dollars. These tools helped frontline caseworkers prioritize services for the child welfare and Medicare and Medicaid caseloads. The series highlights the value of developing IDS in local jurisdictions, describes the innovative uses of IDS data, how it shapes decision-making on the ground and how it improves outcomes for vulnerable children, families and adults.

April 25, 2017

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