Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago has, since its inception in 1985 as a research and policy center, focused on a mission of improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities by developing and testing new ideas, generating and analyzing information, and examining policies, programs, and practices across a wide range […]
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) requested a study to examine employment and earnings outcomes for youth, through their midtwenties, who age out of foster care. The key question and focus of the study is whether foster youth catch up or continue to […]
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) provides information via its national data analysis system.
Since 1960, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided estimates of expenditures on children from birth through age 17. Results of this report should be of use in developing guidelines for foster care payments.
The Geist Foundation funded a research survey of current and former foster parents as well as the general public. It looked at attitudes, perceptions, motivators, satisfaction levels and suggestions for recruitment and retention of foster parents.
Stakeholder interviews were conducted through focus groups of foster youth, foster parents, and child welfare service providers. The groups recognized the benefit of mutual support for one another and proposed potential solutions for addressing concerns.
These reports provide a review of foster care and advocate for changes in the foster care system.