This page provides links to a body of tools developed to provide technical assistance guidance to help child welfare agencies learn more about best practices in implementing various data exchange agreements with other programs or agencies.

While some data exchanges are required by Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) projects, each toolkit includes information that applies to any child welfare information technology project. These documents summarize the benefits of data exchanges, identifies data categories to consider in data-sharing agreements, provides tips for overcoming common challenges, and highlights examples of successfully operating state and locally administered data exchanges.

Data Sharing for Courts and Child Welfare Agencies Toolkit

This technical assistance toolkit provides guidance to courts and child welfare agencies to assist and support the creation of automated, bi-directional (two-way) data exchanges between their respective information systems.

Engaging Youth in Information Systems Design Toolkit

  • Issuance Date: June 28, 2019
  • Technical assistance to title IV-E agencies to engage and involve youth in foster care and young adults formerly in foster care (youth and young adults) in the design and development of child welfare information systems, websites, or applications.
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