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Research Roundup #3
In this edition, the first topic discusses using social media to locate unreachable child welfare research participants. The second topic covers a web questionnaire developed to assess past incidents of child maltreatment in adults. Learn more »
New Tips, Tools, and Trends on Court Improvement Program Updates
The 2012 Updates to the Court Improvement Program Grants from Program Instruction 12-02 emphasizes Continuous Quality Improvement and the data collection and performance measurements that are required to achieve CQI. Available here.
New Social Media for Child Welfare Resource Guide Posted
Social media can help child welfare programs conduct activities ranging from advertising to staff recruitment, collaboration, networking, fundraising, and finding and supporting foster parents. Read the newly published resource guide here.
New Information Memorandum Regarding Continuous Quality Improvement
Published August 27, the new Information Memorandum (IM) on Establishing and Maintaining Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Systems in State Child Welfare Agencies is available here. This IM is intended to provide States with CB’s current view on a framework for a well-functioning State CQI system for child welfare that would also meet existing federal requirements for QA, periodic evaluation and delivery of quality services.
Aug 21 Webinar Recording Available – Striding Towards Stable Educational Placements for Children in Foster Care
We were fortunate to hear from two jurisdictions who are pioneering efforts in this area. Richard Foltz from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Samantha Murphy and Emily Kulick from Allegheny County (PA) presented. Click here to view the recording and access resources.
July 12 Webinar Recording Available – Protecting Your Tweeps: Social Media Policies
Amelia Burke of Westat, Pat Rhoads of AdoptUSKids, and Brian Gregg of Hamilton County (OH) presented in this webinar held on July 12, 2012. Click here to view the recording and download handouts.
New article – Tips, Tools and Trends: Geographic Information Systems
Read the new article available on how the use of GIS in child welfare improves decision making by analyzing spatial relationships that describe the interaction among people, family, community, and environment. Please share with your colleagues!
NEW! Tips, Tools, and Trends: Picking Solutions That Work
Tips, Tools, and Trends, “Picking Solutions That Work” describes how to pick the right strategy for improving outcomes in your system. This starts with understanding why you’re getting the performance you are. Monitoring post-intervention for unintended consequences is also key. Read More…
NEW! Tips, Tools, and Trends: Quality Data
Read our new Tips, Tools, and Trends, “Quality Data: Not Just for QA Managers Anymore.” Here we explore how the quality of data affects agency business, why agencies must invest time and effort to assure that its data quality remains high, and steps to consider to fully use, and improve, its data.
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