This report was prepared in response to a request from Page Walley, Casey Family Programs Managing Director for Strategic Consulting, for an analysis of the privatization efforts of Kansas and Florida. Kansas and Florida were chosen because they are the only two states that have privatized all child welfare services – other than investigations – statewide.
Report from Chapin Hall: Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth
For background and current status of the federal Adoption Tax Credit, download the attached Adoption Advocate newsletter issued by the National Council for Adoption.
Additionally, these sites are listed for your convenience:
Report: Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09 • NPREC Standards for Juvenile Facilities
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics has just released a report titled Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09, compiled by Allen J. Beck, Ph.D., Paige M. Harrison, and Paul Guerino, BJS Statisticians.
A resource for anyone involved in child protection proceedings, this comprehensive manual walks the reader through every stage from preliminary hearing to post-termination review.
Each chapter includes:
• The purpose of that stage
• Key questions to consider
• A checklist of roles and responsibilities
Excerpts of pertinent state and federal law are included along with an appendix of State Court Administrative Office forms.
The Right Start in Michigan 2009 report, released today, finds that Michigan has improved in six of eight areas when it comes to maternal and infant well-being. It reports substantial reductions in births to teens, repeat births to teens and prenatal smoking.
On June 24, 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan released a comprehensive report that examines the severe disciplinary policies and practices that push children permanently out of the classroom and into the criminal justice system.
Two new Child Trends briefs draw on research across the fields of college readiness, workplace readiness, and youth development to identify the skills and competencies high school students need to master for future success. The briefs also highlight strategies that high schools can use to help students develop these skills.
Click on the title to download the full report:
Elements of Promising Practice in Teen Fatherhood Programs: Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Research Findings on What Works
Compiled by: Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew, Ph.D, Mary Burkhauser, M.A., Allison Metz, Ph.D.
The timing of the onset of fatherhood is a powerful predictor of the paternal role and is likely to determine menâ€™s levels of involvement with their partners and children (Parke, 2001). Early entry into fatherhood is often viewed as a non-normative event and an accelerated role transition (McCluskey, Killarney, & Papini, 1983; Parke, 2000).