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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Evidence-Based Practice

Promoting child well-being by investing in the development and use of rigorously evaluated programs that help kids reach critical milestones on the path to adulthood.

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Casey Works to Make Evidence-Based Practice the Norm

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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

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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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Reducing Congregate Care: Worth the Fight

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Read about how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to support interventions that reduce congregate care from its current level of 16% of all foster care placements nationally to about 5 to 10% in the next five years and to move those children as quickly as possible toward lifelong family connections and permanent homes.

April 4, 2012

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Lifelong Families Model Shows Early Success

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Read about The Broncheros, a family who has experienced success using Casey’s Lifelong Families model, which works to ensure that all children exit foster care to permanent, loving families and get the support needed to sustain them.

March 27, 2012

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