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Permanency & Transitions to Adulthood: ASCI Contributes to Publication

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare has made its latest issue of CW360°, “Permanency & Transitions to Adulthood,” available online! The issue explores permanency and supporting transitions to adulthood for youth in foster care, highlighting ways in which our knowledge has grown and evolved over the past decade while also identifying areas still requiring our attention and continued examination.

ASCI founder and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel contributed “Permanency on Purpose,” an article detailing how the agency ensures permanency for more than 80% of youth in care in Allegheny County.

Download the issue now to read our article!


Child Welfare 360° (CW360°) is an annual publication that provides communities, child welfare professionals and other human-services professionals comprehensive information on the latest research, policies and practices in a key area affecting child well-being today. The publication uses a multidisciplinary approach for its robust examination of an important issue in child welfare practice and invites articles from key stakeholders, including families, caregivers, service providers, a broad array of child welfare professionals (including educators, legal professionals, medical professionals and others) and researchers.

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) was established in 1992 with federal Title IV-E funding and a grant from the Bush Foundation. The Center brings the University of Minnesota together with county, tribal, state and community social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families involved with public child welfare. Substantial funding for the Center continues to come from federal Title IV-E funds and support from the University of Minnesota, the College of Education and Human Development and the School of Social Work.

CASCW fulfills its mission by focusing its efforts around three primary areas: Professional Education, Outreach, and Research & Evaluation.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of A Second Chance, Inc.

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