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.
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.
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.
Expanding on the It’s My Life transition framework, this guide helps child welfare professionals prepare young people to find, get, and keep housing. It’s My Life: Housing was published in 2005 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.
A Road Map for Learning is a guide for everyone working towards successful educational outcomes for youth in foster care or out-of-home care. The guide was published in 2004 by Casey Family Programs, and is available as a 136-page book or as a downloadable PDF file.