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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What Kinship Families Need to Help Kids Thrive

Blog Post

Kinship families need more resources to support opportunities for kids in their care. Casey offers three policy recommendations to aid the millions of families who have stepped up to care for kids.

December 6, 2013

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Foundation Announces New Human Services Frontline Practice Strategy

News Release

In order to shift to a grantmaking strategy that will help hundreds of foster care and other nonprofit human services agencies adopt innovative, proven approaches to improve child welfare practices, the Annie E. Casey Foundation will discontinue providing direct services through Casey Family Services.

June 26, 2012

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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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Rebuild the Nation’s Child Welfare System

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Issue Brief


Casey’s Congressional call-to-action for rebuilding the child welfare system recommends changes that can promote proven practices in creating permanent family alignments. 

January 10, 2009

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