This document summarizes a systematic review that confirmed racial disparities and overrepresentation of Black youth, ages 10-17, involved with the child welfare system in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand where Black communities are the population minority.
Document Category: Data-Driven Decision Making
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.
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 …
In this video, Megan Paul, QIC-WD Workforce Team Lead, discusses how to calculate turnover in a child welfare agency.
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 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 …
This document shares important best practices in building capacity to track and use data for practice model decision making.
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.
This report provides information to support state and local managers in collecting, analyzing, and using data to gain a clear picture of who is being served in their home visiting programs, to accurately measure the outcomes of these programs, and to improve practices that lead to strong results for vulnerable young families.
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.