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Pathways to and from Congregate Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities

by Nancy Rosenau, Ph.D, Lisa Sheppard, MSSW, MPAff, and Elizabeth Tucker, BA

EveryChild, Inc.

EveryChild completed a study of permanency plans for 830 children and youth with developmental disabilities living in residential facilities in Texas. The findings from the study describe what led to facility placement and barriers to considering family-based alternatives. (August 2010)

"Looking for Love in all the Right Places: Promoting Placement Stability for Children and Youth with Disabilities"
by Nancy Rosenau, Ph.D, Lisa Sheppard, MSSW, MPAff, and Elizabeth Tucker, BA
EveryChild, Inc.

In collaboration with the University of Minnesota School of Social Work Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, EveryChild provided an article for the CASCW publication CW360 Promoting Placement Stability Spring 2010

Permanency Planning and Family-Based Alternatives Report
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

SB 368 Report submitted to the Governor and Texas Legislature (January 2013)

Precarious Pathways: Use of Residential Congregate Care by Children with Developmental Disabilities
by Nancy Rosenau, Ph.D.,
EveryChild, Inc.

Literature review of research regarding the use of congregate care for children with disabilities (February 2010)

"Do We Really Mean Families for All Children? Permanency Planning for Children with Developmental Disabilities"
by Nancy Rosenau, Ph.D.

Report published by the Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, (UAP) College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Volume 11 Number 2, September 2000.

EveryChild Assessment Project
Center for Social Work Research at the University of Texas at Austin

Final report of three year external evaluation of EveryChild's efforts (March 2009)

Book and DVD set - A Family for Every Child: Family-based Alternatives for Children with Disabilities

Comprehensive book regarding the Support Family Model, its underpinning in child development, and the systemic work required to implement it. An accompanying DVD includes videos of support families and children's parents describing their experience and a training video for staff who are trying to implement the model. (2005)

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EveryChild Newsletters
Summer 2005
May 2003

Articles and stories about efforts to create family-based alternatives to institutional care for children in Texas





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