Helping Children Thrive in Foster Care and Beyond
Brief: Raising the Bar: Child Welfare’s Shift Towards Well-Being

Brief: Raising the Bar: Child Welfare’s Shift Towards Well-Being

We’re pleased to share with you the latest in a series of upcoming policy briefs, Raising the Bar: Child Welfare’s Shift Towards Well-Being Over the last decade, there has been an increasing awareness about the poor developmental outcomes for children and youth in the child welfare system. The recognition of the need to improve well-being...
Brief: Therapeutic Foster Care: Exceptional Care for Complex, Trauma-Impacted Youth in Foster Care

Brief: Therapeutic Foster Care: Exceptional Care for Complex, Trauma-Impacted Youth in Foster Care

We’re pleased to share with you the latest in a series of upcoming policy briefs, Therapeutic Foster Care: Exceptional Care for Complex, Trauma-Impacted Youth in Foster Care. Authored by Laura Boyd, Ph.D, Public Policy and Government Relations Consultant for the Foster Family-based Treatment Association, it highlights the promising practice of therapeutic, or treatment foster care...
It Takes a Village to Pass a Bill: Nebraska’s Young Adult Voluntary Services and Support Act

It Takes a Village to Pass a Bill: Nebraska’s Young Adult Voluntary Services and Support Act

By Sarah Helvey, J.D., M.S., Child Welfare Program Director, Nebraska Appleseed Earlier this month, Nebraska joined the growing list of more than a dozen other states in creating a program of extended services and support to age 21 for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood – an opportunity provided under the federal Fostering...
Webinar: The Uninterrupted Scholars Act: How Recent Changes to FERPA Can Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Care

Webinar: The Uninterrupted Scholars Act: How Recent Changes to FERPA Can Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Care

SPARC and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, together with the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education (a collaboration of the American Bar Association, Juvenile Law Center, and Education Law Center-PA) held The Uninterrupted Scholars Act: How Do Recent Changes to FERPA Help Child Welfare Agencies Get Access to School Records? webinar on Tuesday, June...
Webinar: Finding What Works: Helping Young Adults Transition into Adulthood

Webinar: Finding What Works: Helping Young Adults Transition into Adulthood

Review the March 19 webinar, Finding What Works: Helping Young Adults Transition into Adulthood,  using the slideshow and audio player below. The presenters were: Sarah Hurley, Director of Research, Youth Villages Mark Courtney, Senior Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, John Martinez, Deputy Director, Health and Barriers to Employment Policy Area, MDRC....