• February 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 1


  • The Value of Social Networks
    The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the first three of five publications in its series on the importance of social networks. The series explores the lessons learned from the foundation's...

  • Evaluating Progress as a Safety Decision
    ACTION for Child Protection recently released some suggested guidelines that may assist caseworkers in evaluating parents' progress toward providing safe homes for their children. The ACTION...

  • Foster Club's Permanency Pact
    Foster Club recently published its Permanency Pact, a new tool to support permanency for youth in foster care. A Permanency Pact is a pledge by a caring adult to provide specific supports to a...

  • Personal Stories From Child Welfare
    "Stepping into the shoes" is the theme of the latest issue of "Fostering Perspectives" (Vol. 11, 1), which includes poignant personal accounts from children in foster families, foster and birth...

  • Teaching Educators About Adoption
    A recent report from the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute addresses the challenges that many adoptive children and families face within the school system, and it offers recommendations for how...

  • Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Foster Youth
    An initiative to prevent teen pregnancy among youth in foster care is the focus of a new section on the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy website. It features the results...

  • Fostering Court Improvement
    The nonprofit organization Fostering Court Improvement (FCI) is a collaborative effort among Fostering Results, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law's National Child Welfare...

  • Investments in Children's Services Clearinghouse
    The Investments in Children's Services Clearinghouse is operated by the Finance Project to assist organizations and jurisdictions supporting children's services in determining the effectiveness of...

  • Orphan Foundation Scholarships for Foster Youth
    The Orphan Foundation of America is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2007-2008 academic year. Former foster youth who are pursuing postsecondary education may submit...