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Health Care for Every Child

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All children in the United States should have access to quality health care. Research indisputably shows children’s health is the foundation of their physical, intellectual and emotional development. The Casey Foundation urges policymakers to resist efforts to reverse health-care protections for children and families.

Posted October 16, 2017

Expanding Employment Opportunities for Returning Citizens in Atlanta

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Georgia's returning citizens — individuals who are returning to their families and the community after incarceration — are experiencing a smoother transition thanks to an organization called Georgia Justice Project, which is working to minimize the effects of a criminal record and help the formerly incarcerated regain their financial footing.

Posted October 16, 2017

Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex: Lessons From a Two-Generation Approach

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Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex is advancing an ambitious mission: To prepare children for kindergarten and have their health needs met while also helping parents secure family-supporting jobs and financially stability. And a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report — Helping Children and Parents Succeed Together — suggests that the complex is on the right track.   

Posted October 2, 2017

Helping Children and Parents Succeed Together

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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. 

Posted October 2, 2017

TST-FC: Helping Children in Foster Care Manage Their Feelings and Behavior

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When a child who has experienced trauma melts down emotionally, kin and foster caregivers can struggle to identify triggers and help them calm down. The ramifications of this can be devastating. Enter a powerful new tool, Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC), that aims to help caregivers meet the needs of kids and teenagers who have experienced trauma.

Posted October 2, 2017

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Big Ideas for Job Creation

How best to address the nation's unemployment rate? Thirteen of the country's most innovative thinkers offer big ideas worthy of consideration and potential investment.

Improving Access to Public Benefits

Not all families are able to gain access to the benefits for which they are eligible. What can funders, communities and the government do to connect low-income families to these supports.