This guide provides an overview of evaluation activities and resources that a state, county, tribal, or private child welfare agency can use to evaluate their delivery of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) Leadership Academy.
Document Category: Continuous Quality Improvement
This document provides guidelines and suggestions for how to integrate a focus on equity and inclusion into the stages and activities associated with Child Family Services Reviews (CFSR).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designed this tip sheet to assist child welfare professionals in developing strong and successful evaluation plans. Included is thoughtful questions to walk you through the components of evaluation with evidence-based practices (EBP) in mind, as well as other useful resources.
This brief discusses the use of administrative data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) evaluation. The brief begins by defining administrative data and providing information about the most commonly used child welfare administrative datasets. It then outlines several of the challenges associated with using administrative data and concludes by highlighting the ways in which the …
This video explains why it is important to use comparison groups to identify problems and understand whether practices and programs are working. It introduces four common types of comparison groups and describes how and when they can be used to strengthen program evaluation.
This video discusses the importance of courts and child welfare agencies utilizing practical performance measurement and data sharing to avoid making decisions based on assumptions and anecdotes, which can result in unintended consequences.
This guide provides a framework and process that support a participatory evaluation from beginning to end. The information and data gathered during the evaluation can be used to demonstrate effectiveness and needs to clients, staff, funders, governments, and partners With a clear focus on improving services for clients and the engagement of diverse groups of …
This paper focuses on the role of courts in establishing case oversight and review processes that include youth in developmentally appropriate ways, make room for their voices to be heard, and maximize their opportunities to receive the supports and services needed for a successful transition to adulthood.
This video illustrates ways that the NSCAW- which provides nationally representative, longitudinal data on children and families that have been involved with the child welfare system- can provide a meaningful comparison group for those interested in assessing child and adolescent well-being outcomes in their jurisdictions.
This training course provides an overview of the Quality Service Review (QSR) process, the QSR Protocol, and the responsibilities of a reviewer.