• May 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 4

Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    Everyone has the power to "Change a Lifetime" for a young person in foster care. National Foster Care Month celebrates this theme, providing a special time for recognizing the people who make a...
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  • Benefits of Involving Nonresident Fathers
    A recent study examined how father involvement affects permanency outcomes for children in foster care. The study is a follow-up of a 2006 study of child welfare agencies' efforts to locate and...
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  • Intergenerational Community Supports Foster and Adoptive Families
    It has been over a decade since the experimental planned neighborhood of Hope Meadows was established in Rantoul, IL, just north of the University at Urbana-Champaign. While the five-block,...
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  • Visit Coaching for Parents
    Visits between parents and their children in foster care offer an opportunity to strengthen families and address many of the issues that may have led to the out-of-home placement. Providing...
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  • Transitioning From Foster Care to Adulthood: Three Studies
    Three new reports from the University of Chicago's Chapin Hall Center for Children focus on the changes that occur for youth who "age out" of foster care without a permanent home or...
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  • Foster Home Assessment Tool
    A tool that assists agencies and caseworkers in assessing the ability of foster families to provide a safe and stable environment for children placed in care has been developed by ACTION for Child...
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  • Sibling Placement in Foster Care
    Placing siblings together when they enter out-of-home care is widely accepted as a best practice in child welfare in most cases. A new review of published research examined 11 studies on sibling...
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  • California Permanency for Youth Project
    The California Permanency for Youth Project (CPYP), developed by the Public Health Institute, recently received a grant extension from the Stuart Foundation through 2009 totaling $500,000. CPYP is...
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