Analyses of Mental Health, Education, and Employment Outcomes
Special analyses of the Casey National Alumni Study examine the long-term mental health, education, and employment outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native alumni of foster care. This brief report summarizes the demographics, risk factors, foster care experiences, and outcomes for 243 AI/AN alumni and a comparison group of 574 white alumni.
This study examines the experience of young people while they were in care with Casey Family Programs. It also analyzes their outcomes after leaving care. Casey's Young Adult Survey has been conducted every year between 2004 and 2006. This summary report includes combined findings for all three years of data collection.
This publication examines how the Chafee educational and training vouchers and other state-based supports for higher education have been working for alumni from foster care.
This report presents findings from a two-year national project examining the education and employment outcomes for youth transitioning out of care. It provides recommendations about the types of services to provide, the importance of partnerships and the enhancement of policy.
These reports assess the outcomes of youth from foster care who participated in employment and education programs sponsored by the US Department of Labor.
An FAQ document designed to assist child welfare professionals, advocates, and young people to use and understand the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Chafee Education and Training Voucher Program.
GetSET helps youth in foster care become more self-sufficient as they prepare to transition to independent living.
Released in April 2005, this study presents findings from the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study. It details how youth who were placed in foster care are faring as adults and what changes in foster care services could improve their lives. Casey, Harvard Medical School, and the state agencies of Washington and Oregon collaborated on this study.
Expanding on the It’s My Life transition framework, this guide to employment and career development helps child welfare professionals prepare young people for success in the workplace. It’s My Life: Employment was published in 2004 by Casey Family Programs. It is available in printed form and for download in PDF format.
Based on the It’s My Life transition framework, this guide helps child welfare professionals and educators prepare young people from foster care academically, financially, and emotionally for postsecondary education and training success. Published in 2006 by Casey Family Programs, It’s My Life: Postsecondary Education and Training is available in print and as a downloadable PDF.