During fiscal year 2003 in the United States, 800,000 children were served by foster care services; 523,000 children were still in care at the end of that year. Relatively few studies have examined how youth formerly in care (“alumni”) have fared as adults, and even fewer studies have examined what changes in foster care services could improve their lives. The Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study provides new information in both areas.
Case record reviews were conducted for 659 alumni (479 of whom were interviewed) who had been in the care of Casey Family Programs or the
Findings from the Casey National Alumni Study are presented in the report Improving Family Foster Care.
For researchers and others interested in background materials for the alumni studies, Casey is pleased to make available the projects' major reports, instruments, and supplemental information.
To access these documents, please go to http://research.casey.org.
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