Program Area

Child Welfare

Ensuring that children who have been abused or neglected grow up in families and get the help they need to heal, build lasting family relationships and reach their full potential.

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Youth and Work

Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity

Policy Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report suggests that business, government, philanthropy and communities must come together to create opportunities and build a stronger workforce.

March 1, 2012

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Casey Works to Make Evidence-Based Practice the Norm

Blog Post

Learn how the Annie E. Casey Foundation promotes greater use of evidence-based practice in child welfare, system reform, health, education, mental health, youth in transition, adolescent health and development and community building.

February 2, 2011

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Brain Research Points to Better Results for Foster Care Youth

Blog Post

The Adolescent Brain: New Research and Its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care, a report released by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, synthesizes neuroscience research confirming that in the teenage years the brain undergoes a period of development – and a window of learning opportunity – similar to the early years of childhood.

May 2, 2012

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What Do Casey Child Welfare Consultants Do?

Blog Post

Child Welfare Strategy Group consultants help child welfare leaders and their staff champion reforms that benefit kids and families. We work closely with leaders to strengthen agency management, finances, operations, policy, communications and frontline practice.

November 26, 2012

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Youth and Credit

Protecting the Credit of Youth in Foster Care

Practice Guide

This guide provides advice on the best way for caseworkers and other adults to comply with the new federal law requiring child welfare agencies to request an annual credit report for youth in foster care starting at age 16 and until they leave the child welfare system — and to help young people resolve any issues that come up in those credit report checks. 

January 1, 2013

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Reconnecting Child Development and Child Welfare

Evolving Perspectives on Residential Placement


This report discusses the recent acknowledgement that kids need a sense of belonging to a family and the consequences when they are taken out of the home for safety concerns. 

March 9, 2013

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