This new brief from CHAMPS summarizes the latest research on the benefits of family-based foster care over group care. It highlights effective policies to creating alternatives to group care by strengthening kin and non-kin recruitment, retention and support. Share this brief with legislators, agency partners and advocates and encourage them to take action on effective solutions to strengthening family-based care options for children and youth in their states. Stable, nurturing families are the most powerful way to help children in foster care heal and thrive. What’s more, foster families and kinship caregivers are vital partners to helping children return safely home to their families. Many of the policy solutions are no or low cost steps that can spur better outcomes for children and families.
See here for the new brief.