ERIC Number: ED438386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
AdvoCasey: Documenting Programs That Work for Kids and Families, 1999-2000.
AdvoCasey, v1 n1-3 Spr 1999-Fall 1999/Win 2000
This periodical provides accessible, in-depth profiles of programs and policies that have made measurable differences in the lives of children and families. A particular focus is on initiatives that have helped reform child-serving institutions and systems and that have strengthened the physical infrastructure, economic vitality, and social fabric of distressed neighborhoods. Although coverage is not limited to projects funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, such projects predominate because of the detailed information available. The first issue contains the following articles: (1) "Decat in the Hat: Iowa's Successful First Step toward Devolving Resources, Responsibility, and Accountability for Child and Family Outcomes" (Bill Rust); (2) "'Becky': A Case Study in Wraparound Services"; (3) "Punish 'Em, Fix 'Em, Make 'Em Go Away: Multisystemic Therapy Has a Better Idea" (Patrice Pascual); (4) "Promises To Keep: Autonomy and Accountability in Massachusetts Charter Schools" (Bill Rust); (5) "Organizing for Education: The Alliance Schools in Texas" (Patrice Pascual); (6) "A Tale of Two Cities: The Jobs Initiative in Milwaukee and St. Louis" (Michael deCourcy Hinds); and (7) "Research and Evaluation Notes: Recent Evaluations of Initiatives That Improve Child and Family Outcomes, Reform Institutions, and Strengthen Communities." The second issue contains the following articles: (1) "'Above Average' Welfare Reform: The Minnesota Family Investment Program" (Bill Rust); (2) "New Hope for Low-Income Workers: Improving Economic and Child Outcomes in Milwaukee" (Bill Rust); (3) "Canadian Doubles: Employment, Income, and Other Impacts of the Self-Sufficiency Project" (Bill Rust); (4) "Tax Relief for Working Poor Families: State Earned Income Tax Credits" (Bill Rust); and (5) "Assessing Welfare Reform: Recent Reports from the Urban Institute" (Michael deCourcy Hinds). The third issue includes: (1) "More Foster Families, Fewer Children Entering Care: Rebuilding Family Foster Care in Cuyahoga and Anne Arundel Counties" (Patrice Pascual); (2) "The Graduates: The Casey Family Services Alumni Study" (Kristin Coffey); (3) "'Quitting a Beef': A Violence-Free Zone in Washington, D.C." (Rose Gutfeld); and (4) "Juvenile Jailhouse Rocked: Reforming Detention in Chicago, Portland, and Sacramento" (Bill Rust). (SLD)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Child Welfare, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Foster Family, Job Training, Juvenile Justice, Prevention, Program Descriptions, State Programs, Tax Credits, Therapy, Urban Schools, Urban Youth, Violence, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Working Poor
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. For full text: http://www.aecf.org/publications.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Iowa; Massachusetts; Minnesota; Texas