Youth in Foster Care Share Their School Experiences

Report

In 12 fast-paced pages, this report shares the stories of 10 young people who faced constant hurdles and havoc while trying to advance their education in foster care. It champions the same cause — a consistent classroom setting — as its sister publication, Sustaining Momentum: Improving Educational Stability for Young People in Foster Care.

October 29, 2014

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Structural Racism and Youth Development

Roundtable on Community Change Working Paper Series

Report

This publication explores the game-changing role that race plays in our country’s politics, economy and culture. It delivers clear examples, recommendations and discussion points aimed at helping the youth field address structural racism and forge a brighter, fairer path for America’s future.

February 29, 2004

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Mentoring as a Family Strengthening Strategy

Report

Using a combination of case studies and Q&A with experienced professionals, this policy brief examines the potential of youth mentoring programs to engage parents and strengthen families.

November 30, 2004

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Family Strengthening Writ Large

On Becoming a Nation that Promotes Strong Families and Successful Youth

Report

This report advocates a simple premise: Strong families = positive outcomes for children. 

December 10, 2007

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A Model for Collaboration and Results

How Cross-Agency Collaboration Helped Hampton, VA

Report

This success story describes how the child-serving agencies of Hampton, Virginia, collaborated to achieve better outcomes for children and families. By emphasizing prevention and building a smart array of services and supports, more of Hampton’s children now live safely with their families, reducing the need for child welfare or juvenile justice group placements.

January 27, 2015

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When Teens and Parents Can’t Get Along: Prevention, Not Placement, Is the Answer

Blog Post

The child welfare system was created to care for abused and neglected children. But too often, teenagers are landing in the system because they simply aren't getting along with their parents, not because they have been abused or neglected. But as highlighted in a new Casey Foundation report, Too Many Teens: Preventing Unnecessary Out-of-Home Placements, needless placements can contribute to a teen's downward spiral. 

February 16, 2015

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