Nearly all of the states with Title IV-E demonstrations have started or expanded the use of evidence-based practices — with 46 evidence-based interventions being implemented — but according to this study, there is a lack of cost-benefit analyses of those […]
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American Indian children are disproportionately more likely to be victims of maltreatment and to be in foster care than the general population of children, according to 2012 data. Despite Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) guidelines, only 17 percent of American […]
Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. This brochure describes our work with public, private, tribal and community […]
Casey Family Programs works with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to support their efforts to improve the safety and success of children and their families. This two-page document provides an overview of our work with tribal governments and tribal […]
Human sex trafficking of girls and boys in the United States is a serious and growing concern for policymakers, child welfare leaders and the public. But more accurate information is needed about who is being trafficked, how that is occurring, […]
Our 2015 signature report profiles communities across America that are keeping children safe and families strong, demonstrating that hope is an action word.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]