• Dec 2011/Jan 2012
  • Vol. 12, No. 9

Current Theme or Topic

CBX spotlights two Permanency Innovations Initiative grantees in Kansas and California that are working with youth in long-term foster care. Other articles highlight statistics, characteristics, and outcomes of older youth in foster care, as well as promising interventions.

  • Kansas Intensive Permanency Project
    This article spotlights one of the six grantees funded last year by the Children's Bureau through the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) to test innovative approaches to finding permanency...
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  • Serving LGBTQ Children in LA Child Welfare
    This article spotlights one of the six grantees funded last year by the Children's Bureau through the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) to test innovative approaches to finding permanency...
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  • Number of Emancipating Youth Declines, Percentage Rises
    According to recent Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data, the number of youth aging out of the foster care system dropped from a high of 29,730 youth in 2007 to...
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  • The Importance of Social Capital for Foster Youth
    Social capital refers to the network of social relationships and networks that support healthy development. Research shows that young people who have strong, positive connections to family and...
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  • Independent Living Program Evaluations Released
    Four new evaluations of John Chafee Foster Care Independence Programs (CFCIP) highlight the need for continued research on the resources available to transitioning youth to improve outcomes. Each...
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  • Meeting Needs, Improving Outcomes for Youth in Long-Term Care
    A new report by the Carsey Institute, Long-Term Foster Care—Different Needs, Different Outcomes, presents research on the characteristics and needs of children who remain in foster care for...
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  • Support for Foster Youth Improves Educational Outcomes
    The emotional and physical problems experienced by many youth in foster care, coupled with a lack of information sharing between child welfare systems and school districts, often hinders school...
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  • Permanency Strategies for Older Youth
    The percentage of youth emancipating from foster care has been steadily increasing. In 2010, 11 percent of exits from foster care were through emancipation. Many of these youth struggle with...
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