Document Category: Continuous Quality Improvement

Leadership Academy Evaluation Guide

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.

Evaluation Plan Development Tip Sheet

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.

Using Child Welfare Administrative Data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative Evaluation

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 …

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What’s the Difference? Constructing Meaningful Comparison Groups

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.

Who Cares about Data Sharing: Making the Case to the Courts

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.

Working Together: The Paloma-Welleseley Guide to Participatory Program Evaluation

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 …

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The Quality Services Review Process

This training course provides an overview of the Quality Service Review (QSR) process, the QSR Protocol, and the responsibilities of a reviewer.