Transformational Relationships for Youth Success

Brief

This seven-page brief shares lessons culled from more than 80 interviews with organizations, their workers and the youth that they support. Readers will learn about the pivotal and powerful difference that a strong relationship can make in a young person’s life and precisely what professionals and public systems can do to support these vital connections.

January 8, 2018

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Reshaping Workforce Development in Baltimore

Ensuring Community Voice and Expertise Guide Us

Report

In Baltimore, organizations were hitting hurdles in their efforts to connect young people to training and job opportunities. Enter the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which invested in a participatory research pilot to capture both authentic community voices and the employment experiences of local youth. This report shares what the Casey Foundation learned from Baltimore residents — both interviewees and consultants — and delivers a road map for implementing similar research and engagement models.

January 3, 2018

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The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Opportunity Passport Participant Survey Results Show Employment Helps Many Thrive

Report

This brief examines Opportunity Passport™ participant data to reveal the education and employment barriers that young people often face when leaving foster care. Readers will also learn how to design effective policies and practices that supply the resources, relationships and opportunities needed to help these young people successfully transition into adulthood.

December 4, 2017

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2017 Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report

The 2017 Race for Results report measures children’s progress on the national and state levels in key education, health and economic milestones by racial and ethnic groups. It also explores  barriers that are preventing both children of color and children in immigrant families from connecting to opportunity in postrecession America and outlines recommendations for helping children in immigrant families secure the stability, economic resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

October 24, 2017

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Strengthening the Foundation

Strategic Evidence Building for Two-Generation Approaches

Report

A new report by the Casey Foundation highlights the ups and downs of two-generation approaches. Interest in initiatives designed to meet the needs of parents and their children at the same time is increasing the demand for stronger research on what makes two-generation strategies successful and how funders can better evaluate them.

October 19, 2017

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Funding Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

Brief

This brief shares eight strategies to help child welfare agency administrators and partners fund and sustain evidence-based programs that benefit children and families. These strategies — presented in the context of a stage-based framework — consider the costs, funding streams, partnerships and allocation of resources that are both specific to child welfare systems and necessary for effective implementation.

October 18, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Orientation and Handouts

Training Curriculum

The Casey Foundation and the Justice Resource Institute developed ARC Reflections, a training curriculum dedicated to developing foster parents and caregivers’ understanding of traumatic stress. This orientation document gives facilitators tips on implementing ARC Reflections and provides handouts with instructions for training.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session One

Understanding Trauma

Training Curriculum

The ARC Reflections training curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through a session’s content. Session One focuses on understanding the types of trauma, how some trauma exposures are less obvious than others and how trauma influences the behaviors of kids and teens in foster care. 

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session Two

Behavior Makes Sense

Training Curriculum

The ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session Two focuses on the three-part sequence for understanding trauma-related behavior: 1) the lens the child or teen is using to understand the world, 2) the need the child or teen is trying to meet with his or her behavior and 3) the child or teen’s ability to recover.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session Three

Put on Your Oxygen Mask

Training Curriculum

This ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session Three helps facilitators teach participants how to understand their own responses to stress and trauma, identify their strengths and vulnerabilities and identify self-care issues.

October 12, 2017

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