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Report Offers Advice to Funders on Supporting Two-Generation Work

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Two children run on a playground

Investing in Innovation reflects on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s experience with Family Economic Success - Early Childhood Education — a two-generation initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty. The report shares valuable lessons and advice for funders who may be interested in supporting this field of work.

Posted May 24, 2018

ARC Reflections: Helping Kids in Foster Care Build Healthy Attachments

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The Casey Foundation developed a training for foster parents that help them build strong attachments with young people who may have experienced trauma.

Healthy attachments with caregivers enable children to develop a positive sense of self and explore and participate in the world around them. ARC Reflections, a free training curriculum for foster parents and kin caregivers, helps adults build these vital healthy attachments with kids in their care. 

Posted May 24, 2018

Transforming Juvenile Probation Executive Summary


Transforming Juvenile Probation Executive Summary from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation lays out its vision for transforming juvenile probation into a focused intervention that promotes personal growth, positive behavior change and long-term success for youth who pose significant risks for serious offending.

Posted May 22, 2018

Investing in Innovation


This report, designed to aid funders, shares lessons and recommendations that are based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s experience with a two-generation initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty.

Posted May 20, 2018

Policies Threaten Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families

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A mother with child. It is important for children to remain connected to their parents.

Many of the nation's 18 million children who are in immigrant families were being threatened with separation from their parents, denial of access to basic services and dangerously rising levels of stress resulting from fears that any knock at the front door could result in a horrible, life-changing experience.

Posted May 18, 2018

Helping Young People in Foster Care Heal From Trauma and Build Resilience

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Young people from foster care need help from adults to heal from trauma.

Growing up is hard. Growing up in foster care is even harder. A handout from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Healing Comes First, leverages what we know about adolescent brain development to help young people in foster care move from trauma to resilience.

Posted May 17, 2018

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8,