This webinar described the CCWIS Design Requirements and preliminary work on the CCWIS Design Requirements and Self-Assessment Tool. It included a description of the "conformance indicators" and a "scoring methodology" used to assess CCWIS design. The webinar then described the Children's Bureau's process for conducting pilots and improving the tool, and it concluded with a discussion of the lessons learned from the pilots to date.
This webinar described how Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) can support program, data quality, and reporting requirements for the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD). It provided an overview of NYTD, discussed the importance of engaging young people in decision making, and explored opportunities for improved data collection technology and case management systems.
This report outlines State title IV-E demonstration waivers that allowed flexibility in the use of federal funds for alternative services and supports that promoted safety, permanency, and well-being for children in the child protection and foster care systems.
Children's Bureau shared our current thinking on the answers to some of the questions submitted by title IV-E agencies. The webinar included questions and answers about the new data elements, so that the Children’s Bureau may develop relevant technical assistance resources.
This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2019. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of June 23, 2020 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2019.
This webinar was the first session in the AFCARS Final Rule Training Series. This webinar provides an on the overview of the AFCARS 2020 final rule, published May 12, 2020. It includes a brief description of the changes from the current AFCARS reporting to the new reporting based on the final rule. It also introduces the new compliance and penalties sections of the final rule. This webinar was co-presented with the Division of Performance Measurement and Improvement (DPMI) and the Division of Policy.
This Information Memoranda (IM) provides information on best practices, resources, and recommendations for using foster care as a support for families in a way that mitigates the trauma of removal for the child and parents, expedites safe and successful reunification, and improves parent and child well-being outcomes. This Information Memorandum (IM) emphasizes the importance of state and tribal child welfare communities building and supporting relationships between resource families and parents to facilitate improved engagement of parents, promote timely reunification, build protective capacities in parents, and strengthen overall child and family well-being, while ensuring child safety.