Resource Library - Change Implementation

Change Implementation:
Child welfare is constantly changing. This category of resources includes products that address continuous quality improvement, data-driven decision making, and workforce development planning.

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Overrepresentation of Black Children in Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a systematic review that confirmed racial disparities and overrepresentation of Black youth, ages 10-17, involved with the …, , , , , 2022
Leadership Academy Evaluation GuideThis guide provides an overview of evaluation activities and resources that a state, county, tribal, or private child welfare agency …, , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace EquityThis learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists …, , , , , , , , , , 2022
Calculating TurnoverIn this video, Megan Paul, QIC-WD Workforce Team Lead, discusses how to calculate turnover in a child welfare agency., , , 2017
The Indian Self-Determination Act and Social Work PracticeThis infographic describes how the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) applies to child welfare social work practice with …, , , , , , 2022
Indian Child Welfare TimelineThis infographic provides a timeline for Indian Child Welfare from 1820 to present, , , , , 2022
Advancing Equity and Inclusion Through the Child and Family Services ReviewsThis document provides guidelines and suggestions for how to integrate a focus on equity and inclusion into the stages and …, , , , , 2022
What Did Child Welfare Learn from 2020: upEnding Systemic RacismThis podcast episode is part of a series that examines what the child welfare field learned during 2020. It features …, , 2021
Reimagining Child Welfare: Oregon’s Vision for TransformationThis podcast episode features one jurisdiction moving from discussion to action. Oregon’s Child Welfare Division has released its Vision for …2021
We Are Child Welfare Campaign: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to improve public perceptions of the organization and build deeper consensus with the public by …, , 2022
Town Hall Meeting: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to improve understanding of the political situation as it relates to the program by bringing …, , 2022
Costing Out Turnover: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to assess the justification for a retention program by evaluating the costs of turnover. It …, , 2022
What’s My Conflict Style: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to become aware of your conflict management style and how it potentially influences conflictual situations. …, , 2022
Regulate the Conflict Temperature: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to encourage creative tension with a group (e.g., team, organization) by implementing strategies to bring …, , 2022
Structured Sharing: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to build consensus in a group by influencing and negotiating through use of structured sharing …, , 2022
Seeking to Understand: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to gain a more thorough understanding of alternative viewpoints and the rationale behind them. It …, , 2022
Applying a Political Perspective: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand how political perspectives affect the organization’s functioning and reality. It is a part …, , 2022
Agency Shadow Tour: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to increase sensitivity to and respect for others by becoming better acquainted with people at …, , 2022
Solutions in Rounds: Learning Circles: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to engage in a dialogue to identify and analyze relevant unit or organization issues and …, , 2022
Dissecting a Decision: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to improve decision-making by studying a previously made decision, the decision-making process, and the impact …, , 2022
Tech-Out Planning & Organizing: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to use technology to plan and organize a project or initiative to increase communication and …, , 2022
Data Storytelling: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to capture the story behind the data and facilitate the connection between the staff’s work …, , 2022
Data Comparison: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand data more holistically by comparing differences among unit, office, or county and then …, , 2022
Dig Deeper in Data: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand the significance of organization data for improving outcomes. It is a part of …, , 2022
Jump-Start Diversity Initiative: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to foster a more diverse workplace. It is a part of the NCWWI Leadership Tool …, , 2022
Diversity Assessment: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to become aware of strategies to diversify your program, unit, division, or organization. It is …, , 2022
Privilege Walk: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand privilege and explore the ways it is experienced based on being a member …, , 2022
Is Yours a Learning Organization?: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to build an organizational culture that promotes and supports learning. It is a part of …, , 2022
Taking it Higher: Elevating Morale: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to applaud resilience within the unit, division, or organization through a strategic approach to improving …, , 2022
Why People Stay Interviews: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand why people stay with the organization, especially how they overcame obstacles to remain. …, , 2022
Way to Go!: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to validate employees’ efforts through a formal reward and recognition program. It is a part …, , 2022
Building Resiliency: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to increase awareness of how to build resiliency and provide resources and information to staff. …, , 2022
Group Learning Club: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to create a culture of continuous learning. It is a part of the NCWWI Leadership …, , 2022
Welcome Aboard!: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to model interpersonal relations by developing a program exhibiting an inclusive, hospitable, and friendly environment. …, , 2022
The Sunny Side: Strengths Assessment: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to assess strengths within your organization so you understand areas that are lacking and/or build …, , 2022
Team Scorecard: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to apply competencies to facilitate improved cooperation and goal orientation. It is a part of …, , 2022
Team Building/Team Unifying: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to apply competencies in fostering team cohesion and motivation. It is a part of the …, , 2022
My Flexibility Quotient: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to assess your ability to change and be open to new information and changing conditions. …, , 2022
Best Practice Approach Lunch & Learn: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to explore new ideas and innovations to address organization issues. It is a part of …, , 2022
Technology Transfer: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to explore the latest innovations in technology and their application to the organization. It is …, , 2022
Child Welfare in the News: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to consider current issues and trends relevant to child welfare in the United States and …, , 2022
Upside Down, Inside Out: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to develop new insights by analyzing and reviewing existing tasks, activities, and systems. It is …, , 2022
Implementation Science Applied: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to apply implementation science to a current initiative, program, policy, or practice to plan and …, , 2022
Listening to the Family Voice: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to develop new insights about organization programs to promote innovative practice. It is a part …, , 2022
Got Change?: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand an individual’s or team’s readiness for change, bring awareness to the process, promote …, , 2022
Through an Adaptive Lens: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to analyze an issue through an adaptive lens to more thoroughly understand an issue situation …, , 2022
Purposeful Mission and Vision Integration: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to reinforce that all organization initiatives are connected to the organization’s vision and mission. It …, , 2022
Logic Modeling: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to think through how an initiative will achieve its ultimate goal through an incremental process. …, , 2022
Living By The Code: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand how the Social Work Code of Ethics manifests in organization behavior. It is …, , 2022
Values Assessment: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to compare personal and organization values to better understand and align values. It is a …, , 2022
My Vision Statement: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand your personal leadership vision so you can manifest it more intentionally through leadership …, , 2022
Host Racial Equity Deep Discussion: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to facilitate deep discussions about racial equity leading to action. It is a part of …, , 2022
Dial in a New Communication Channel: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to employ new communication channels to increase transparency and information sharing. It is a part …, , 2022
Self Care By Example: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you model self-care to others. It is a part of the NCWWI Leadership Tool Kit., , 2022
Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace Child welfare systems should foster a healthy organizational culture and climate and improve the well-being of the child welfare workforce. …, , , 2021
How Case Severity and Workplace Resources Impact Worker Retention: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that used survey and administrative data from 485 Oregon Department of Human Services caseworkers to …, , , 2021
Pandemic Posed Challenges, but also Created Opportunities for Agencies to Enhance Future OperationsThis report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines how child welfare agencies responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and …, , 2021
Child Welfare Systems Change: NCWWI Advisory Board RecommendationsThe NCWWI Advisory Board was charged to “reimagine” the child welfare system by focusing on promoting child and family well-being. …, , , 2021
Introducing the Tribal Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (TCOHA)This short video introduces the TCOHA to Tribal Workforce Excellence Sites. It also serves as an example for other sites …, 2021
Introducing the Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (COHA)This one minute video introduces the COHA to Workforce Excellence Sites. It also serves as an example for other sites …, 2021
COVID-19 Workforce Needs Assessment (WNA) Cross site Report For Workforce Excellence Public Child Welfare SitesThis report provides the results of the Coronavirus-19 Workforce Needs Assessment (COVID-19 WNA) that was conducted in two state and …, 2020
Critical Workforce Needs 2020This document provides an overview of cricital workforce needs across both public and tribal child welfare programs and organized using …, 2020
NCWWI Communications Guide: How to Advance Organizational Goals through Effective Messaging, Storytelling, and Public RelationsThe NCWWI Communications Guide (the Guide) helps child welfare programs’ initiate or improve their existing communications strategies to build public …, 2020
Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment Public Workforce Excellence Sites Cross-Site Summary ReportThis is a cross-site summary report of results from NCWWI’s four public (two county and two state) Workforce Excellence (WE) …, 2020
2020 Child Welfare Recognition Event “I am…” Participant ResponsesThis document lists participant responses to an activity that asked them to complete the sentences, “I am a leader beacuse…”, …, 2020
The Evidence Decision-Makers WantThe Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to promote the use of evidence in decision-making by leaders …2019
Through their Lens: Case Managers’ Experiences of the Child Welfare SystemCase managers play a significant role in the child welfare system. Although previous studies have examined the multiple demands and …2017
Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy GuideThe BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to …2018
Examining Internal and External Job Resources in Child Welfare: Protecting Against Caseworker BurnoutA central goal of this study was to understand internal and external resources that can mitigate the relationship between job …2018
Listening to the Voices of Children in Foster Care: Youths Speak Out About Child Welfare Workforce Turnover and SelectionRecruitment and retention of an experienced workforce is a problem for most child welfare systems and service providers. High staff …2010
Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce PodcastThis podcast episode explores the key components and requirements of a five-step process developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.2019
Tips for Implementation Teams The purpose of this resource is to highlight some important considerations for systems and organizations to think about before they …2018
Drivers Best Practices AssessmentThe purpose of the Drivers Best Practices Assessment (DBPA) is to assist organizations in assessing their current supports and resources …2018
Evaluation Plan Development Tip SheetThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designed this tip sheet to assist child welfare professionals in developing strong …2019
Drivers Best Practices AssessmentThe purpose of the Drivers Best Practices Assessment (DBPA) is to assist organizations in assessing their current supports and resources for …2019
Resources for Healthy Generations2019
Toward a High Quality Child Welfare Workforce: Six Doable StepsThis paper describes a number of promising practices used across the country to improve the working conditions and quality of …2006
Tracking and Using Implementation and Outcome Data (W/Tip Sheet)This document shares important best practices in building capacity to track and use data for practice model decision making.2016
Use of Research Evidence: Building Two-Way StreetsThis video challenges the traditional paradigm of moving from “research to practice,” suggesting that researchers and evaluators need to think …2014
Using Child Welfare Administrative Data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative EvaluationThis brief discusses the use of administrative data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) evaluation. The brief begins by defining …2016
Using Data to Measure Performance: A new framework for assessing the effectiveness of home visitingThis report provides information to support state and local managers in collecting, analyzing, and using data to gain a clear …2015
Using Data: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document highlights the findings of a study identifying the organizational factors that influence data use among child welfare employees in …, 2016
Using Integrated Data Systems to Improve Child Welfare OutcomesThis document highlights the use of integrated data systems by Wisconsin and Washington to evaluate and understand how child support …2017
Video series: A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child WelfareThis video series complements “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare,” a publication for …2014
What are Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare?This Prezi presentation defines predictive analytics, provides examples of how to use existing data sets in order to determine patterns …2014
What’s the Difference? Constructing Meaningful Comparison GroupsThis video explains why it is important to use comparison groups to identify problems and understand whether practices and programs …2014
Who Cares about Data Sharing: Making the Case to the CourtsThis video discusses the importance of courts and child welfare agencies utilizing practical performance measurement and data sharing to avoid …2014
Why the Workforce Matters InfographicThis infographic visually describes why the workforce matters. It includes information on the challenges of child welfare work, the cost …, 2016
Workforce and Outsourcing Issues Key to Reducing Fatalities: Comments for the CECANFThis document addresses outsourcing, caseloads and workloads, professional development, and workplace safety issues as key to reducing fatalities; and provides …2015
Workforce Demographics & Job Satisfaction: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes article, “Child Welfare Worker Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: A National Study,” which discusses the results and implications …, 2012
Workforce Development Foundations (3 minute microlearning)This three minute module focuses on the center of the NCWWI Workforce Development Framework (WDF) to highlight the strategies to …, 2016
Workforce Development in Child Welfare: Summary of Research, State Initatives and Other InnovationsThis report provides information on workforce development initiatives in child welfare and in other fields with an emphasis on recruitment, …2012
Workforce Excellence in MissouriThe Missouri Children’s Division faced big challenges prior to 2014. Too many children were in out-of-home care, child welfare workers …, 2018
Workforce Planning and Development Final Report (Arizona)2011
Workforce Planning and Development Final Report (Arizona)2011
Workforce Planning and Development Final Report (Arizona)This report provides context for the technical assistance offered under the Human Services Workforce Initiative, shares the accomplishments, and includes the …2011
Workforce Planning Checklist – GAThis checklist developed by Georgia State Personnel Administrationis a step-by-step checklist for effective workforce planning. 2012
Workforce Planning Desk & Reference Guide (Alaska)This guide is intended for managers and supervisors anticipating recruitment and retentions challenges, and to assist agencies in carefully preparing …2008
Workforce Planning Guidelines – GAThis guidelinedeveloped by Georgia State Personnel Administration provides a framework to implement and sustain effective workforce planning. The presentation outlines …2012
Workforce Planning Model & Guide (California)This guide was developed to assist State departments take a strategic approach to workforce planning as opposed a reactionary approach …2008
Workforce Planning Resource Guide for Public Sector Human Resource ProfessionalsThis guide focuses on how workforce planning can meet the unique needs of public sector HR professionals at any level …2002
Workforce Planning Training – GAThis presentation developed by Georgia State Personnel Administration provides a framework to implement and sustain effective workforce planning. The presentation …2012
Workforce Planning Training – GA2012
Working Together: The Paloma-Welleseley Guide to Participatory Program EvaluationThis guide provides a framework and process that support a participatory evaluation from beginning to end. The information and data …2010
NJ DCF Workforce Report: A Commitment to Child Welfare Excellence through Comprehensive Workforce & Leadership DevelopmentThis report provides an in-depth review of key indicators of performance and related strategies that reflect the New Jersey Department …2016
On Equal Footing: The Importance of Baseline Equivalence in Measuring Program EffectivenessThis brief explains the role of baseline equivalence when measuring a home visiting program’s effectiveness, how to measure similarity of …2014
Partnerships, Evaluation, and Partnerships, Evaluation, and Effective Practice in Child Welfare: Introducing a New Framework (Part 1)This video introduces a practical guide for strengthening child welfare systems called “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain …2014
Permanency Planning Today – CQIThis issue of Permanency Planning Today provides basic foundational information on evidence-based practice and points the readership toward resources and …2014
Planning for Your Program’s Child Welfare Data SystemThis two-page resource offers concise guiding questions for programs to consider as they develop or enhance a data system. Data …2018
Policy Matters: Setting and Measuring Benchmarks for State PoliciesThis paper puts forth an approach to setting benchmarks for a state policy agenda to encourage stronger family relationships. The …2009
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: WorkforceThis guide is intended for child welfare agency teams charged by agency leadership with developing and maintaining a high-performing workforce …2010
Predictive Analytics and Child Protection: Constraints and OpportunitiesThis webinar discusses increasing efforts to leverage predictive analytics for better decision making in child protection. It reviews past experiences, …2015
Preparing for Tomorrow’s State and Local Government WorkforceThis eBook looks at how state and local governments across the country are using innovative practices to recruit, develop, and …2016
Profile of the Social Work WorkforceThis report presents the size of the workforce, demographic and educational background, work setting, compensation, and geographical distribution. (2017
Quality Assurance Review of the Division of Children, Youth and Families: New Hampshire Department of Children, Youth and FamiliesThis report examines how well laws, policies, and practices protect children who come to the attention of the New Hampshire’s …2016
Quality Assurance Review of the Division of Children, Youth and Families: New Hampshire Department of Children, Youth and FamiliesThis report examines how well laws, policies, and practices protect children who come to the attention of the New Hampshire’s …2016
Quality Service Review: Protocol for Review of Current Status of Children & Families & the Performance of Key System Functions (Tennessee)This document is designed for use in a case-based Quality Service Review (QSR) process and is used for conducting a …2011
Real Stories from the Field Tool KitThis toolkit features real stories and supports discussions with staff, students, and/or community members about innovative workforce development initiatives to …, 2018
Self-Assessment Workbook for Building a Stable Quality Child Welfare WorkforceThis workbook provides guidance to child welfare administrators on innovative human resource management policies and practices. The workbook allows administrators …2006
Sharing Data for Better Results: A Guide to Building Integrated Data Systems Compatible with Federal Privacy LawsThis toolkit helps agency leaders and staff use integrated data to improve city services, and provides information to find the …2014
Strategic Workforce Planning Manual – Fairfax, VirginiaThis manual defines fundamental steps to develop and implement a workforce plan, provides information and processes that can be applied …2003
Success Beyond 18: Re-Examining the Foster Care Review Process: Extended Foster Care as a Catalyst for Improved Practices and Better OutcomesThis paper focuses on the role of courts in establishing case oversight and review processes that include youth in developmentally …2013
Succession Planning for GovernmentThis document explores talent management practices best to support a larger, more strategic role for HR in a rapidly changing …2014
Succession Planning ProcessThis document details the six-step process for effective succession planning and several factors typically found in successful succession planning initiatives.2005
Supervisors’ Guide to Developing Operational Workforce Plans (Washington)The guide is designed as a practical tool to be used by supervisors and those who support supervisors with unit-level …2008
Systems of Care Policy Action Guide2019
Systems of Care Strategic Planning ToolkitThis toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in formulating a strategic plan to guide infrastructure development, discusses related activities, …2010
Taking Action: Keys to Using Data & Information2010
The 21st Century Public Service Workforce: Eight Lessons from the LiteratureThis paper summarizes eight lessons from the academic and policy literature on public service change and how change is impacting …2014
The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW): Implications for Child Welfare EvaluationsThis video illustrates ways that the NSCAW- which provides nationally representative, longitudinal data on children and families that have been …2014
The Power of Data for Learning and ChangingThis is the story of 3 graduate students from the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare who were able to …, 2018
The Quality Services Review ProcessThis training course provides an overview of the Quality Service Review (QSR) process, the QSR Protocol, and the responsibilities of …2016
Three Examples of Predictive Analytics in Child ProtectionThis webinar discusses how predictive analytics operates in the real world and the implications it has for child protective services. …2015
Mind the Gap #5: Transforming Child Welfare Decision-making through Modern Technology & Data AnalyticsThis webinar explores how child welfare organizations can leverage modern technology, data and information to support and transform frontline child …, 2015
Minnesota Child Welfare Workforce Stabilization Study: Child Protection Summary ReportThis summary specifically focuses on the child protection workforce to better understand the state of Minnesota in order to develop …2016
Monitoring Child Welfare Programs – Performance Improvement in a CQI ContextThis paper describes a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process in which the central elements are outcomes, baseline data, goal-setting, a …2007
National Data Archive on Child Abuse & NeglectThis website, for The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN), promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the …2019
Navigating Rough Waters: Lessons Learned & Challenges to Avoid When Planning a Tribal Child Welfare Data SystemWhen programs journey through the river of data, knowing how to navigate rough waters and overcome challenges can make a …2018
NCWWI Workforce Development Framework BriefThis document outlines NCWWI’s Workforce Development Framework (WDF) which is intended to help agency leaders understand best and promising practices …, 2019
New Jersey DCF Workforce: Preliminary Highlights 2014-2015This report summarizes the demographics and characteristics of the current child welfare workforce and highlights a variety of indicators of …2015
New Jersey Fellows: Building Capacity in “Managing by Data” to Improve Leadership, Frontline Practice & Case OutcomesThis webinar showcases an innovative program at the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJ DCF) to build capacity …, , 2012
New Jersey Fellows: Building Capacity in “Managing by Data” to Improve Leadership, Frontline Practice & Case Outcomes (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that showcases an innovative program to build capacity in “managing by data” to support …, 2012
New Jersey Workforce Report: Annual Update 2016-2017workforce and leadership functioning as well as system reform benchmarks in its commitment to the safety and well-being of children …2017
New York State Department of Civil Services: Workforce & Succession PlanningThis webpage provides State agencies with guidance and a forum to share information on Workforce and Succession Planning. 2016
Get the Data, Share the Data, Use the DataThis report summarizes the importance of data gathering, sharing and use between child welfare and education systems across three states: …2015
Getting it Done: Partnering to Overcome Concerns about Data SharingThis video follows a child welfare director as she takes a moment to investigate some common barriers to data sharing …2014
Guide to Developing Strategic Workforce Plans (Washington)This guide is to explain the process of strategic workforce planning. This guide is designed as a practical tool for …2008
Guide to Results-Based Planning and Facilitation: Achieving Results and Equity for Vulnerable Children and YouthThis guide explains how to use a proven strategic planning discipline -Results-Based Accountability (RBA) – to achieve population level results, …2014
Harnessing Big Data for Social Good: A Grand Challenge for Social WorkThis paper focuses on the potential of big data and data science to produce novel types of information to inform …2015
Improving the Welfare of Native Children by Using & Managing DataCovering the basics of data, this brief resource includes information on how data can be used to address issues and …2018
In Pursuit of Better Outcomes – Putting CQI in North Carolina’s Child Welfare ToolboxThis issue of Training Matters provides an overview of the state’s system of CQI, REAP (Reaching for Accountability and Excellence …2012
Kansas Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce PlanThe report presents results of a state-wide assessment and preliminary plan to address agency and systems-level workforce issues.2010
Keeping Track of Our Most Valuable Resource: Using Workforce Data to Improve Child Welfare ProgramsKeeping Track of Our Most Valuable Resource:2014
Knowing the Numbers: Accessing and Using Child Welfare DataThis brief provides an overview of data sources that are useful to the child welfare community specifically, including the major …2014
Learning, Leading, ChangingFor decades, the approach to workforce issues in child welfare was crisis-driven. Workers were not sufficiently supported, and states struggled …, 2018
Learning, Leading, Changing and Making a DifferenceThe video provides an overview of NCWWI through the perspectives of NCWWI’s diverse partners. It explains how NCWWI’s workforce development …, , 2014
Lessons from the Field: Assessing and Improving CQI Systems in Child WelfareThis issue of Child Welfare Matters profiles a CQI assessment approach the NRCOI designed and implemented in partner­ship with State …2014
Levels of Research Evidence and Benefit-Cost Data for Title IV-E Waiver InterventionsThis research brief describes the Title IV-E demonstration interventions used by the complete set of Title IV-E Waiver states and …2015
Logic Model BuilderThis webpage helps users create logic models for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Family Support and Postadoption Services Programs, guiding the …2019
Making a Difference #1: Evaluation Findings, Strategies and Lessons LearnedThis webinar offers an overview of what we learned through our evaluation and highlights findings from our research examining factors …, 2014
Making Decisions in Child WelfareThis issue of Practice Notes addresses new ways to ensure decisions are fair, well-informed, and lead to the best possible …2017
Measurement Matters: How Should My Program Measure Changes in Child Well-Being?This video presents guidance about issues to consider when attempting to measure changes in well-being outcomes for children and families …2014
Measuring Child Welfare Outcomes: A Compendium of Standardized InstrumentsThis document serves as a compendium of common child-, caregiver-, family-, and organization-level instruments that have been used by discretionary …2015
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Qualitative Case ReviewThis webpage contains resources describing the general process of qualitative case review and includes State and local examples that describe …2019
Child Welfare Outcomes 2010-2013 Report to CongressThis report to Congress provides information on the performance of states in seven outcome categories and also includes data on …2016
Child Welfare Outcomes 2010–2013: Report to Congress Executive SummaryThis document summarizes the Child Welfare Outcomes 2010–2013 Report to Congress which provides information on the performance of states in seven …2016
Child Welfare Practice & Data: Making the ConnectionThis issue of Practice Notes explores how using data can enhance child welfare practice.2009
Child Welfare Workforce Demographic TrendsThis document offers a general snapshot of frontline child welfare caseworkers in the Unites States based on findings of various …, 2010
Child Welfare Workforce: Implications for the Private Nonprofit SectorThis paper provides recommendations of actions that private, public, and academic organizations can undertake individually and collaboratively to create state …2006
ChildStat Video Training – A Case Practice Accountability Tool (NYC)This video introduces ChildStat, a case practice accountability tool, explores the core features and the process of conducting a review, …2013
ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences (1-page Summary)This webinar showcases the development, implementation and outcomes of ChildStat, a creative, data-driven, systemic leadership initiative implemented in 2006 by …2013
ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that showcases the development, implementation, and outcomes of ChildStat, a creative, data-driven, systemic leadership …, , , 2011
Collaborating to Collect and use Data to Inform Quality ContactsThis tip sheet offers considerations and collaborative strategies related to the collection, analysis, and use of quality contact data.2018
Collaborative & Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities: The Roles and Voices of Key StakeholdersThis video describes the roles of key stakeholders to create a new narrative for evaluation in Tribal communities and reflects …2014
Competency Menu Rating WorksheetThis form provides a menu of competencies that may be appropriate for a wide array of human service jobs to …2014
Competency-based Workforce Development: A Synthesis of Current ApproachesThis paper defines and explains a competency-based approach, the rationale for using competency models, the history of competency models, a …, , 2015
Components of an Effective Child Workforce to Improve Outcomes For Children and Families: What Does the Research Tell Us?2006
Confidentiality Toolkit: A Resource Tool from the ACF Interoperability InitiativeThis toolkit, developed by Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is intended to help jurisdictions successfully navigate the delicate balance …2014
Considering Outcomes in the Children’s System of CareThis brief serves as a primer for programs and agencies that are considering initiating work towards the measurement and management …2016
Continuous Quality Improvement: FRIENDS Online Learning Center CourseThis training builds on the basics about Continuous Quality Improvement and what agencies and staff are doing towards creating a …, 2009
Cost Analysis in Program EvaluationThis two part video discusses how cost analysis can be a helpful when performing program evaluation, and reviews steps in …2014
Counting is Not enough: Investing in Quality Service ReviewsThis report examines the practices of more than 20 jurisdictions, gathers insight from national experts and presents recommendations for improving …2011
Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal CommunitiesThis video describes historical experiences of intrusive research and judgmental evaluations that have caused harm to many American Indian and …2014
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 1: The Workforce Development FrameworkThis podcast, hosted by the Child Welfare Information Gateway (CWIG), gives listeners an opportunity to hear about how addressing your …, 2018
Data Strategies: Measuring Racial Disparities in Child WelfareThis webinar helps agency leaders, managers and data staff identify at which decision points children of different races experience inequitable …2016
Data-Driven Decision Making Toolkit (Los Angeles)This guide provides key information and practical tools for consistent integration of Data-driven Decision Making (DDDM) principles and strategies into …2013
Data-driven Performance Improvement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Use Of Data to Assess Performance And Promote Outcome Achievement by Public and Private Child …, 2013
Dismantling Racial Inequity #3: A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Outcomes for Black Girls in Child WelfareThis third session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight how Allegheny County Department …, , 2017
Effective Succession StrategiesvThis document describes common characteristics of effective succession planning efforts and strategies that promote effective succession planning. 2005
Findings, Practice and Policy Implications from LONGSCAN: the 20-year Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and NeglectThis document provides an introduction to LONGSCAN, a project which was funded in part by the Children’s Bureau for two …2011
Foster Conversations about Results With Data WalksThis video demonstrates how you can rely on data walks to get stakeholders to work together to assess and improve …2016
Framework for Managing with Data to Achieve Outcomes in Child WelfareThis five-step framework assists agencies in: engaging staff at all levels and community partners throughout the process; clarifying and focusing …2014
Front-Line Practice: Define, Assess, Plan, Implement and MonitorThis paper discusses the Define, Assess, Plan, Implement and Monitor (DAPIM) model as a continuous improvement tool that promotes strategic …2009
Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) E-Training PlatformThis online training is designed to provide state review teams, partners, and stakeholders with information relevant to the onsite reviews …2016
Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 3 ResourcesThis webpage offers the resources on Round 3 of the CFSRs for states participating in the process.2016
Child Protective Investigator and Child Protective Investigator Supervisor Educational Qualifications, Turnover, and Working Conditions Status Report: Annual Report (Florida)This report provides a status on educational qualifications, turnover rates, and working conditions for the Department’s child protective investigators, child …2015
Child Welfare & Technology2011
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Information Systems & DataThis webpage offers resources that address the use of information systems and data in child welfare, including planning and implementing …2019
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Tying It All Together (Part 5)This video illustrates all five phases of the framework through a single case example. It also discusses how subsidized guardianship …2014
A Guide to Build Capacity for Child Welfare Using the CQI ProcessThis report discusses guidelines for increasing the capacity of child welfare agencies through the use of their continuous CQI systems. …2014
A Results-Oriented Culture (7 minute microlearning)Leaders in a results-oriented culture look at data, interpret it, and take action to make changes to improve outcomes based …, 2017
A Review of Child Welfare Services at DSS SCThis report reviews various issues pertaining to child welfare services, procurement, and agency management at the South Carolina Department of …2014
AccountabilityThis issue of A Closer Look, examines the process of “accountability” as a valuable tool for building and sustaining effective …2010
Allegheny County Data WarehouseThis webpage highlights a human service agency’s data warehouse that provides the central repository of social services data, allows DHS …2019
Applying Predictive Analytics to Child WelfareThis module discuss how predictive analytics might inform, assist, and improve decision making in child protection.2015
Being a Good Consumer of Predictive Analytics in Child ProtectionThis webinar discusses what questions organizations considering predictive analytics should be asking–both of themselves and of researchers.2015
Better Data, Better Outcomes: Engaging Users in Performance ManagementThis paper explores some of the issues affecting data quality in child welfare case management systems and their underlying causes; …2010
Building Data Driven Child Welfare Practice: An Evaluation of the Manage by Data InitiativeThis report presents findings from the evaluation of Manage by Data which sought to identify implementation challenges and solutions, presenting …2013
Building Evaluation Capacity: Collecting & Using Data in Cross-project Evaluations (Guide II)These guides addresses data collection, reporting, and use, examining ways to build data-collection capacity among projects; rationales, sources, and measures …2008
Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for NonprofitsThis publication presents alternative models of succession planning designed particularly for nonprofits: (1) Pursuing the agency’s mission and service goals …2008
Building Workforce Capacity through a Child Welfare Practice Model: Lessons from the FieldThis paper shares specific and targeted strategies employed by states for improving supervision and front line practice, quality assurance, as …2012
CalSWEC’s Ecological Model for Workforce DevelopmentThis model was developed as a guide for workforce development evaluation and research activities. The model depicts the contributions of education, in-service …2014
Casework and Evaluation: Learning From My Success StoryThis video features a caseworker who explains the unexpected role that evaluation played in delivering the services and supports that …2014
10 Practices: A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing AgencyThis two-part guide presents (1) targeted information on 10 practices, including 10 outcomes and 15 measures that are arguably the …2015
7 Lessons Learned from the Western Workforce ProjectThis document explains seven lessons learned after conducting Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessments (COHA) at four child welfare sites in Colorado, …2014
A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/Disproportionalities in Human Services & Behavioral HealthThis guide shows how to use data to help achieve racial equity in human and behavioral health care services policy, …2013
A Comprehensive Workforce Strategy to Advance Child Welfare OutcomesThis report is a compilation of input from leaders and universities in 28 U. S. states and counties. The group …, 2013
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn (Part 3)This video introduces two additional phases of the framework: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn. It describes how agencies …2014
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Identify & Explore (Part 2)This video explains the process of building evidence and spreading effective practice in child welfare begins with investigating a problem, …2014
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve (Part 4)This video describes the Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve phases of the framework, explains how agencies can apply …2014
CalSWEC’s Ecological Model for Workforce DevelopmentThis model was developed as a guide for workforce development evaluation and research activities. The model depicts the contributions of education, in-service …2014
A Guide to the Implementation Process: Stages, Steps & ActivitiesThis guide is based on a review of the literature of implementation science and the collective experiences of federally funded …2014
NCWWI Change Implementation Reference List, 2018
The Active Implementation Hub2019
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Strategy GuidanceThis guide provides strategies and key processes for developing and executing a strategic plan, and practices for establishing and implementing …2010
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Change ManagementThis guide provides strategies, key processes, and practices for establishing and implementing change management to support everyone in an agency …2010
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare: Implementation Resources Section2019
National Implementation Research Network2019
Balancing Head & Heart California’s Child Welfare WorkforceThis newsletter from the California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership examines the valuable and complex work performed by California’s child welfare …2017
Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children Final Report and Recommendations (MN)This report advise the governor and legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels …2015
Findings and Resources from an Evaluation of Training and Technical AssistanceThis webpage summarizes a five year evaluation of two groups of Training and Technical Assistance providers –regional Child Welfare Implementation …2015
Weaving Together Agency Staff Around Organizational Change, 2018
ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level ExperiencesChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences, , , 2011
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 4: Creating Change at the Local Level, 2018
Gaining Buy-In from the Front Line During Times of ChangeThis brief examines the critical role of frontline staff in implementing change, outlines key steps and strategies for engaging staff, …2011
Change & the Roles People Play (2 minute microlearning)At just over two minutes, this microlearning course provides an overview of the roles people play during different stages of …, , , 2017
Theory of Change: A Practical Tool for Action, Results and LearningThis manual, created for the Casey Foundation’s Making Connections initiative, defines theory of change using Casey’s impact, influence and leverage …2004
Logic Model Development Guide: W.K. Kellogg FoundationThis guide focuses on the development and use of the program logic model and provides an orientation to the underlying …2004
Framing Program Evaluation: Tinkering With Theories of Change and Logic ModelsThis article explores how three organizations developed their program’s theory of change and logic model.2015
Everything You Wanted to Know About Logic Models but Were Afraid to AskThis paper provides a basic overview of logic models – what they are, their benefits and suggestions for level of …1999
Implementation Process Measure (IPM)This measure is intended to track the processes that state, county, and tribal jurisdictions use to implement systems changes during …2011
From Automated to Comprehensive: What child welfare organizations need to succeedThis report provides insights into how agencies can optimally meet the key provisions of Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) …2016
The PII Approach: Building Implementation and Evaluation Capacity in Child WelfareThis report describes Permanency Innovations Initiative’s collaborative approach to implementation and evaluation.2013
The Permanency Innovations Initiative Approach to EvaluationThis brief describes the overall evaluation approach, including an explanation of the evaluation framework and a description of both pre-evaluation …2015
Human Resources as a Strategic Partner for Health and Human ServicesThis report proposes a variety of strategies for consideration by health and human service leaders in partnership with their human …2016
When Preparation Meets OpportunityAnne Graham, a child welfare middle manager from New Hampshire, developed a much needed change initiative during her participation in …, 2018
Implementing Change (9 minute microlearning)When working in an environment of constant change, it is helpful to use a framework to help us navigate the turbulence …, 2018
Stages of ChangeThis guide for systems change outlines the five stages of change and provides brief user-friendly information with links to additional …2018
2018 Annual Progress and Services Report: New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and FamiliesThis report provides updates on the continued implementation of New Hampshire’s Practice Model and key goals and initiatives outlined in …2018
2015–2019 Child and Family Services Plan: New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and FamiliesThis report focuses on New Hampshire’s implementation of a statewide Practice Model and key goals and initiatives used to strengthen …2016
Implementation Oversight for Evidence-Based Programs: A Policymaker’s Guide to Effective Program DeliveryThis brief identifies four key steps that state and local governments can take to strengthen their implementation efforts. 2016
Building Capacity to Manage Change and Improve Child Welfare PracticeThis paper describes the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative’s evidence-informed approach to the change and implementation process. This process has …2015
4 Ways Implementation Support Centers Assist in the Delivery of Evidence-Based ProgramsThis fact sheet highlights four ways implementation support centers can support more effective implementation of evidence-based programs, thereby increasing the …2017
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 2: A State’s Approach to ChangeThis podcast, hosted by the Child Welfare Information Gateway (CWIG), shares an example of how one state changed its approach …, 2018
Context Matters: Recommendations for Funders & Program Developers Supporting Implementation in Rural CommunitiesThis paper explores how funders and program developers can partner with rural communities to achieve improved outcomes for individuals and …2017
3 Tools To Guide Change Efforts (2 minute microlearning)This microlearning explains the 3 most popular tools used by those managing change efforts at their agency., 2017
Leadership and Organizational Change for ImplementationThis webinar describes the work on leadership for implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child welfare and other service settings, issues …2017
Stages of Implementation (9 minute course)This short course (9 minutes) reviews the stages of implementation as described in the framework developed by the National Implementation Research Network …, 2017
Systems of Care System Management ToolkitThis toolkit provides guidance for developing the day-to-day activities of those who are overseeing the system of care and provides …2010
Providing Technical Assistance to Build Implementation Capacity in Child Welfare: A Manual Based on the Development, Implementation, and Assessment ApproachThis document provides guidance to T/TA providers who are building the implementation capacity of child welfare organizations that use the …2016
Learning from Practice: Evaluation and Improvement Science SyllabusThis guide focuses on the development and use of the program logic model, and provides an orientation to the underlying …2015
Leading in Permanent Whitewater (7 minute microlearning)Change is constant in our environment and in child welfare, in particular. Just under 8 minutes, this Quickbit describes the …, , , , , 2015
Dismantling Racial Inequity #1: Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur ChangeThis webinar is the first session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series and shares key …, , 2017