Our 2015 signature report profiles communities across America that are keeping children safe and families strong, demonstrating that hope is an action word.
Our knowledge stems from listening to, learning from and collaborating with child welfare systems, tribes, families, communities, policymakers, courts and other public and private stakeholders that care for children. We are committed long-term to lifting up the leaders, vision and values that contribute to safely reducing the need for foster care and building hope for children and families.
Casey Family Programs is pleased to recognize the work of two outstanding organizations and partners with a Casey Excellence for Children Award. For their extraordinary efforts to improve the lives of our most vulnerable children and their families, the Center […]
The research and practice brief, Prioritizing Early Childhood to Safely Reduce the Need for Foster Care: A National Scan of Interventions, is a companion brief to Casey Family Programs’ October 2013 research and practice publication, Making the Case for Early […]
May is National Foster Care Month. It’s an ideal time to build awareness of how we can improve the lives of children in or at risk of entering foster care. This year’s theme for Foster Care Month is “Get to […]
Casey Family Programs was pleased to support the second Cities United convening, “Mobilizing for Change,” in Philadelphia, April 29 through May 1. Cities United is a national coalition of mayors and city officials working to decrease violence among African American […]
The federal government spends about $4.4 billion a year under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to maintain children in foster care. By comparison, only about $700 million a year is available to be invested in a wider array […]
About ICWA Enacted in 1978, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is an important and comprehensive piece of federal legislation, designed to protect Indian children, families and tribes from child displacement. ICWA establishes minimum federal standards for the removal and […]
Casey Family Programs joined The White House, Center for Native American Youth, tribal, government and philanthropic leaders in an inspiring convening focused on creating opportunities for Native youth. The April 8, 2015, convening, “Creating Native Youth Opportunities,” underscored the Obama […]
Children involved in the child welfare system — whether they receive in-home services or out-of-home placement — have more developmental challenges than the general population, according to this report. This analysis of the second National Survey of Child and Adolescent […]
Casey Family Programs is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Casey Excellence for Children Awards. These awards recognize outstanding individuals whose distinguished work, exceptional leadership and relentless dedication has improved the child welfare system. The honorees are selected […]