Wraparound Families

California Wraparound Services for Child Welfare and Probation: How it Works

For child welfare and probation, Wraparound is a promising approach with a 20 year history, to heal and empower families. Watch this video to learn more from youth and parents with former involvement in the child welfare and probation system, and learn how Wraparound works.

Programs, Policy and Practice: California Wraparound Serves Families

Hear from state child-welfare leadership, probation chiefs, and youth and families on why Wraparound services are a smart and effective intervention to keep families together and prevent system involvement for our children and youth.



Nathanael Matanick – 2013

ReMoved follows an incredibly immersive story through the mind and eyes of a young girl taken from her abusive household and put into foster care, followed by her heartbreaking journey through multiple prospective foster parents.

Children of the System

Our America with Lisa Ling- 2014

Los Angeles County's foster care system is the largest in the country. Lisa investigates what happens to a child after they've been removed from their family, the actions parents take hoping to reunify, and how the system is holding up under the strain. Full Episode.

Youth Voice

Know How - Official Trailer

The Possibility Project – Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza - 2014

A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth's worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abusive family and faces the harsh reality of living in a residential treatment center. All the while Eva works to be mother to her sister while their father falls deeper into a crack addiction. Finally, there's Austin who's living on the street with his brother; barely able to feed himself. All of them must decide to survive or else fall victim to a broken system.

Real Stories. Real Success.

FosterMore - 2013






California College Pathways Faculty Training Video

California College Pathways – 2013

The educational disparities among youth in foster care are well documented: foster youth are less likely to finish high school, enter college or graduate from college than any other student population in California, including students with disabilities or economic disadvantages. Learn more about foster youth and higher education by watching a short educational video created by the California College Pathways Project.

Endless Dreams

Casey Family Programs – December 2013

To help address and improve educational outcomes for youth in care, Casey Family Programs developed the Endless Dreams video and training curriculum. These practice-oriented tools were designed to support educational advocates, education specialists, education liaisons, CASA volunteers, child welfare professionals, and others that assist youth in care with their educational needs.

Getting it done: Partnering to overcome concerns about data sharing

Children’s Bureau – 2013/2014

Sometimes just the thought of trying to share data across agencies and programs can be overwhelming. This video follows a child welfare director as she takes a moment to investigate some common barriers to data sharing and identifies strategies to overcome them.

The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW): Implications for Child Welfare Evaluations

Children’s Bureau – 2013/2014

The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) provides nationally representative, longitudinal data on children and families that have been involved with the child welfare system. This resource can be a valuable asset to child welfare leaders and evaluators interested in studying well-being outcomes at the state and local levels. Dr. Heather Ringeisen illustrates ways that the NSCAW can provide a meaningful comparison group for those interested in assessing child and adolescent well-being outcomes in their jurisdictions.