There are an estimated 510,000 children in the nation’s foster care system; many of them entered foster care because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. There are many more stories to tell: adoption, educational stability, teens that “age out” of foster care and how to improve outcomes for foster kids.
The report explores the multiple ways in which LGBT youth experience bias within the juvenile justice system.
The report highlights the broad range of emerging trends in local policy efforts to promote child and family well-being.
An exploration of effective policies and programs designed to prevent child maltreatment.
A comprehensive analysis of women's changing economic status.
A study suggesting that the juvenile court systems in most U.S. states do not adequately protect the rights of abused and neglected children.
A comprehensive guide to all federal spending on children.
A study suggesting that young children whose fathers also have children with other women experience greater behavior problems and poorer physical health.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 20th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book features national and state profiles of children’s well-being.
A discussion of why foster youth are a high-risk population when it comes to teen pregnancy and too-early parenthood.
Know who controls foster-care programs? See an in-depth chart, identifying which entities in Congress and the executive branch oversee spending, and through which programs.
Reporting tips, story ideas and resources for foster care and permanency issues
The Data Center offers new data on household education levels and children in immigrant families.
Keith O'Brien and Donovan Slack of The Boston Globe talk about their story on the shortcomings of their state’s child welfare system. The piece won a 2009 Casey Medal in the Single Story, 200,000-plus circulation category.
The American RadioWorks team won a 2008 Casey Medal for a story about an unusual alternative for teens aging out of foster care.
Ruth Teichroeb is a freelance reporter, formerly an investigative reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. This article was adapted from the fall 2004 issue of the Journalism Center’s magazine, The Children’s Beat and provides tips for investigating child welfare services.
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