Resources include data and research from national studies examining outcomes for youth who have been involved with the child welfare system, addressing issues related to youth safety, permanency, well-being, and long-term outcomes into adulthood.
A Shared Vision for Youth: Common Outcomes and Indicators (PDF - 2,690 KB)
The Forum for Youth Investment & National Collaboration for Youth (2012)
Charts indicators of positive youth development and includes possible assessment tools
Aging Out of Foster Care in America: The Projected Costs of Doing Nothing [Infographic]
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative (2013)
Provides information on the outcomes of foster youth who age out of the foster care system; highlights the absorbed community costs, such as wages lost as a result of dropping out of high school; and advocates for the provision of extended foster care services.
Child Welfare Outcomes
Children’s Bureau (2017)
Connects to annual reports detailing the outcomes for children and youth involved in the child welfare system.
Child Trends (2015)
Presents information about child outcomes for youth involved in foster care based on various factors, including the length of stay and differences in race.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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