On The Pathway Of Hope: 2019 Signature Report.
Casey Family Programs.
Casey Family Programs
2001 Eighth Avenue Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98121
This report highlights the efforts and accomplishments of Casey Family Programs for 2018. It begins by explaining the beliefs of Casey Family Programs that every child deserves a safe, supportive, and permanent family, every family should have the support of a strong and caring community, every community can create hope and opportunities for its children and families, and that everyone has a role to play in building Communities of Hope. The implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act is discussed, and it is noted that under the Act, significant federal funding will be available to help States and tribes provide effective, evidence-based services to families to prevent child abuse and neglect that might otherwise lead to foster care. The law allows States and tribes to access child welfare funds to support evidence-based mental health treatment, drug addiction treatment, and in-home parenting programs, and provides significant new resources to work with families to keep children safe. The report then highlights communities and individuals who are lighting the pathway of hope for children and families, making it easier to see a way forward for their futures. Stories are included of mothers, fathers, and extended family members who have overcome great challenges to not only help their children to thrive, but who have gone above and beyond to help others on the same journey. The report concludes that this approach to building Communities of Hope requires the public, business, nonprofit, philanthropic and community sectors to collaborate to improve the safety and success of children, families, and the communities where they live. A summary of Casey Family Programs is included, as well as a financial statement that indicates in 2018, Casey Family Programs spent $111 million to safely reduce the need of foster care and build Communities of Hope for all America’s children and families.
FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION SERVICES ACT; community based services; federal laws; evidence based practice; substance abusing parents; home visiting programs; interagency collaboration; child abuse; child neglect; prevention programs