Alliance for Children and Families is a membership organization serving nonprofit human service organizations.

American Association of Children’s Residential Centers (AACRC) brings professionals together to advance the frontiers of knowledge pertaining to the spectrum of therapeutic living environments for children and adolescents with behavioral health disorders.

American Humane: Protecting Children – “Tough Problems, Tough Choices: Guidelines for Needs-Based Service Planning for Child welfare” (the Casey Decision-making Guidelines) was created to aid child welfare staff to make case and service decisions, and develop case plans. The Guidelines are based on the services experienced workers believe may be most effective in achieving specific outcomes for different kinds of family situations.

Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.

Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of African American children in the nation’s child welfare system.

Casey Family Programs provides and improves – and ultimately prevents – the need for foster care.

Casey Family Services offers a broad range of programs for vulnerable children and families throughout the Northeast and in Baltimore, Maryland.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections provides researchers and policymakers with current research and other analytic tools related to child care and early childhood education. Research connections is a partnership of Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is committed to engaging people everywhere in protecting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is dedicated to increasing the adoptions of more than 130,000 waiting children in North America’s foster care system.

Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) is working to harness the knowledge and strength of the 12 million alumni in the U.S. in order to improve the lives of youth currently in foster care.

Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to show their appreciation for the dedication of our foster families and workers. It is also an opportunity to get more people involved, whether as foster parents, volunteers, mentors, employers or in other ways.

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is a major national effort that helps youth in foster care make a successful transition to adulthood.

Judicial Education Checklist and an accompanying technical brief are published by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Designed to help judges nationwide meet the educational needs of children and youth in care, the checklist reflects the experience and input of both judges and foster care alumni.

Kinship Care Fact Sheets on AARP – Find resources for kinship caregivers and view state-by-state census data on grandparent caregivers.

Marguerite Casey Foundation is a private, independent grant-making foundation dedicated to helping low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities.

National Adoption Clearinghouse – The “Adoption: Where do I start?” fact sheet is a “gateway” to the many possible paths to building your family through adoption. It will help give you an understanding of the basic steps in any adoption process and guide you to resources at each step.

National CASA Association works with community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of neglected and abused children in court.

National Council of Juvenile Court Judges  is committed to improving justice for children and families.

National Foster Parent Association is devoted to strengthening foster families through nationally focused legislative advocacy, training and education, publications and networking among foster parents, state and local foster parent associations and child welfare organizations.

National Mentoring Partnership is a resource for mentors, providing an interactive database of opportunities to help connect volunteers to mentoring programs in their area.

National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning provides training, technical assistance, and information services to child welfare agencies. It also houses an archive of documents formerly posted on the Casey National Center for Resource Family Support (CNC).

Network for Good is dedicated to using the Web to help people get more involved in their communities—from volunteering and donating money, to speaking out on issues they care about.

North American Council on Adoptable Children supports adoptive parents, promotes adoption awareness, informs adoption professionals, and helps children find permanent families.

Orphan Foundation of America is committed to helping parentless teens make the transition from foster care into independent adulthood with education as the foundation for success.

The Race Matters Consortium website is the most comprehensive online repository of information on disproportionality in the child welfare system. The consortium is a diverse group of child welfare experts representing research, policy, administration, practice, and advocacy. The site is supported by a grant from Casey Family Programs to the Children and Family Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

YouthBuild U.S.A. is a national organization supporting a network of local programs, where unemployed and undereducated young people 16-24 work toward their GED or high school diploma while learning construction skills building affordable housing for homeless and low-income people. Link:


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