Document Category: Data-Driven 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.

Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace Equity

This learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists explored research on experiences of workplace discrimination in child welfare and discuss strategies for university and agency partners to build towards more equitable workplaces. The panel discussion was followed by a small group peer-to-peer exchange …

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Calculating Turnover

In this video, Megan Paul, QIC-WD Workforce Team Lead, discusses how to calculate turnover in a child welfare agency.

The Evidence Decision-Makers Want

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to promote the use of evidence in decision-making by leaders in public sector human services systems (such as child welfare and mental health) and in closely related organizations such as non-profits that provide many social services. This document summarizes how decision-makers think about and use …

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Use of Research Evidence: Building Two-Way Streets

This video challenges the traditional paradigm of moving from “research to practice,” suggesting that researchers and evaluators need to think differently about the ways that research is acquired and used, and then describing steps they can take to close the gaps between research and practice.

Using Data: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document highlights the findings of a study identifying the organizational factors that influence data use among child welfare employees in their day-to-day work and decision-making.