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insights12insights, Volume XII - California Child Welfare: What’s New and Looking Forward

This issue of insights summarizes recent child welfare reforms, examines the latest data on children in care, discusses challenges and opportunities and outlines recommendations.

 

insightsxiinsights, Volume XI: On Balance: The Courts & Child Welfare

This issue of insights examines the juvenile court’s role in the child welfare system and provides recommendations on how to best meet the complex needs of children and families in child welfare.

insights, Volume X: Crossover Youth: A Shared Responsibility

This issue of insights offers an overview of data, policy and reform efforts that seek to better understand crossover youth and share accountability for their well-being.

insights, Volume IX: Who is Caring for Children in Foster Care?

This issue of insights looks at what we know (and don’t know) about our caregivers, and provides a primer on the programs that are working to support their success, and ultimately improve the lives of families and children in the child welfare system.

insights_Fall2014insights, Volume VIII: Federal Child Welfare Financing: The Facts and Perspectives on Reform

This issue examines the current progress and reforms in changing the way Child Welfare is financed by both federal and state agencies.

insights, Volume VII: The Promise of the Landmark Katie A. Case and Settlement–Creating New Pathways to Mental Health Services

This issue examines the current progress and promise of the Katie A. settlement implementation as a vehicle to improve the delivery of mental health services for children and youth within the child welfare system (2013/14).


insights, Volume VI: Improving Outcomes through Data Sharing in Real Time and Over Time

This issue explores the need to share real time information at both the individual and aggregate levels in order to identify, recognize, and support success including: the current landscape, examples, benefits, and moving forward (2013).


insights_vol_5insights In-Depth V: Foster Youth Educational Outcomes

This issue focuses on the educational gaps within the foster care population, describing the vulnerability of these students, the missing data links, and the critical supports to achieving better outcomes (2011).


insights, Volume IV: African American and Native American Children and Youth Overrepresentation in the Child Welfare System

This issue focuses on the over-representation of African American and Native American children in California’s child welfare system. Data show that these two populations are disproportionately represented and have much poorer outcomes than children of other races (2010).


insights_volume3insights, Volume III: Understanding Outcomes of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

This issue provides data on outcomes as well as related policy implications for youth aging out of foster care in California (2010).


insights_volume2insights, Volume II: Understanding Permanency and the Child Welfare System

This issue focuses on permanency for children who are in the child welfare system. Along with safety and well-being, permanency is one of the three critical outcomes that guide all efforts to provide for children who have been abused or neglected (2009).


insights_volume1insights, Volume I: Understanding Data and the Child Welfare System

This premier issue examines California’s child welfare outcomes since January 2004, when the state’s new outcomes and accountability system went into effect (2009).