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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Taking Action: Keys to Using Data & Information2010
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level ExperiencesChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences, , , 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