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 report presents findings from the Casey National Alumni study. The study examined case records and interviews of 1,087 Casey foster-care alumni who were served between 1966 and 1998. An additional summary published with this report reveals high rates of mental health disorders among 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.
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.
This study examined demographic characteristics, maltreatment history, foster care experiences and outcomes among 23- and 24-year-old alumni in Texas and Michigan.
New report reviews strategies and programs for child welfare systems to improve birth parent engagement and increase birth parent roles as partners and advisors.