After the cancellation of the 2013 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit, the Children’s Bureau decided to develop short videos as a means of sharing ideas and issues that could not be presented at the conference. Federal and guest authors were invited to develop scripts on a handful of evaluation topics and to work with CB to design and produce the videos.
The result is the Virtual Summit Series, a group of 17 videos that combine illustration, animation, motion graphics, and content from national experts. Each tackles a particular evaluation-related topic, and many propose solutions to common evaluation problems and direct viewers to additional tools and resources. The videos are intended to advance the major objectives of the conference by building capacity for improved evaluation, promoting further dialogue among evaluation stakeholders, and disseminating information.
Videos are being released through June 2014:
- Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation (Parts 1 and 2)
- Casework and Evaluation: Learning From My Success Story
- What’s the Difference? Constructing Meaningful Comparison Groups
- Getting It Done: Partnering to Overcome Concerns About Data Sharing
- Who Cares About Data Sharing? Making the Case to Courts
- Measurement Matters: How should my program measure changes in child well-being?
- The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW): Implications for Child Welfare Evaluations
- Use of Research Evidence: Building Two-Way Streets
- Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities
- Collaborative & Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities: The Roles and Voices of Key Stakeholders (companion video)
- Keeping Track of Our Most Valuable Resource: Using Workforce Data to Improve Child Welfare Programs
- A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare (video series)