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  • How Can Organizational Capacity be Measured?

    Published: May 30, 2017
    How Can Child Welfare Organizational Capacity Be Measured?: This brief reviews measures of child welfare organizational capacities found in the literature, including measures of resources, infrastructure, knowledge and skills, organizational culture and climate, and engagement and partnership.
  • How Do We Build Organizational Capacity in Child Welfare?

    Published: May 30, 2017
    How Do We Build Organizational Capacity in Child Welfare?: This brief explores models for building capacity that have been applied in child welfare organizations, including the American Public Human Services Association's Organizational Effectiveness Capacity Building Model, the Interactive Systems Framework, and the Children’s Bureau's Capacity Building Collaborative approach.
  • Social Security Administration Data Exchanges and Child Welfare Webinar

    Published: July 25, 2018
    The Children's Bureau, Division of State Systems (DSS) presented regarding how to electronically exchange data with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  • State Panel Discussion on Education Data Exchange

    Published: December 14, 2017
    In this presentation, the Children's Bureau hosted a state panel discussion on building and maintaining data exchanges between education and child welfare information systems. This discussion included a description and background of the data exchanges for Kentucky, New York, New York City, and Wisconsin. Topics discussed included data security and use, maintaining and enhancing the data exchange, and lessons learned.
  • State Panel Discussion Recording Intake Calls

    Published: June 27, 2018
    The Children's Bureau, Division of State Systems (DSS) hosted a state panel discussion about recording intake calls.  The panel, consisting of representatives from Colorado, Iowa, and New Jersey, responded to questions about their reasons for recording intake calls, how their child welfare service providers use the recordings, and about their lessons learned.  The webinar concluded with a question and answer segment.
  • State Panel Discussion Cloud Computing

    Published: September 5, 2018
    The Children's Bureau hosted a state panel discussion on implementing cloud computing/cloud solutions for child welfare information systems. This discussion included a description and background of each state’s implementation of a cloud solution, maintenance and enhancements of the systems with this approach, and lessons learned. The panel concluded with a question and answer session.
  • Genogram – Family Relationship Diagram

    Published: February 14, 2018
    Family relationship diagramming or genograms provide a visual tool for charting basic family structure and exploring family and case relationships across time.The genogram can be useful in gathering information about family members, understanding relationship dynamics and behavioral patterns, conducting assessments, exploring placement and family support options, and guiding casework to useful and needed interventions.Title IV-E agencies can use genograms as tools in both assessment and intervention.
  • State Panel Discussion for Courts Data Exchange

    Published: January 17, 2018
    In this presentation, the Children's Bureau's Division of State Systems (DSS) hosted a state panel discussion on building and maintaining a data exchange between courts and child welfare information systems. This discussion included a description and background of the state data exchanges in Utah, Alabama, District of Columbia, and Texas. The participants conversed about data security and use, maintenance and enhancements of the data exchanges, and lessons learned.
  • Casework: What it Really Takes

    Published: October 18, 2018
    Are you ready for your first day as a caseworker? What are the challenges you will face, and how can you adapt to meet them? These are questions new caseworkers may be faced with very quickly as they embark on a career in child welfare. The desire and passion to help children and families is admirable, but performing the roles required of caseworkers takes hard work and can be emotionally taxing.
  • Practical Strategies for Tracking and Locating Youth: Proposed National Youth in Transition Database

    Published: July 14, 2006
    This technical assistance document accompanies the proposed rule on the National Youth In Transition Database (NYTD) that was published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2006 (71 FR 40346).

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