Document Category: Continuous Quality Improvement

Family First Toolkit Part 3: Evaluating & Improving Quality

The tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: evaluating and improving quality. These tools focus on identifying and collecting the necessary data for Family First CQI and provide guidance to help jurisdictions build the infrastructure for a CQI process that identifies gaps in performance, explores underlying conditions, and promotes …

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Connecting HR and Child Welfare Data

Child welfare and human resources (HR) data need to be connected to answer important workforce questions. This video highlights some of the common challenges when trying to link the two data sets and how the QIC-WD is overcoming those challenges.

Organizational Change in Action

The Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services worked with the QIC-WD to address organizational culture and climate. This video highlights the experience of workers, supervisors, and administrators who were involved in ARC, an intervention to bring worker voice to agency decision making.

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.