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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Missouri County Maps Youth Programs

Members of Johnson County, Missouri, JDAI are "mapping" available youth programs in an effort to evaluate their system's strengths and deficiencies. 

December 17, 2012

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Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Youth

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In order to bring the right resources to bear in a community, leaders must fully understand the prevalence of risk and protective factors among young people. The Casey Foundation has compiled a set of measures to help determine the risk and protective factors present in a community.

February 12, 2014

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Measuring Developmental Outcomes in Evidence-Based Programs

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It is important for evidence-based programs for young people to track the right developmental outcomes. The Casey Foundation has compiled a set of measures to help determine if youth are meeting key milestones in behavior, emotional well-being, education and physical health.

October 15, 2013

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Residential Instability and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Education Program

What We Know, Plus Gaps in Research

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The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program promises services and support to help homeless students succeed. This report spells out what we know — and all that we do not know — about the program’s impact on academic outcomes since its creation in 1987. It ends with an urgent call to fill in an array of research gaps so that policymakers can make informed decisions about the program's future and its capacity to ease the burden of residential instability on today’s youth.           

May 1, 2010

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The Power of Plain Talk

Exploring One Program's Influence on the Adolescent Reproductive Health Field

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Plain Talk is a community-based, parental involvement program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. This report summarizes results from interviews with leaders in the teen sexuality field regarding Plain Talk’s effectiveness and chances of being replicated on a larger scale. 

May 1, 2006

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Resident Involvement in Community Change

The Experiences of Two Initiatives

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Involving people in local neighborhood change creates problems as well as better solutions, as this report demonstrates through an examination of Casey's Plain Talk and Community Change for Youth Development philanthropy projects. 

June 1, 1999

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