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This state panel discussion, featuring Florida and New Mexico, discussed alternatives for sharing child welfare and law enforcement data to improve practice. Florida staff described law enforcement involvement in the investigation process as well as automation to support criminal history checks. New Mexico staff described a law enforcement portal, which supports collaborative work with families. Both states discussed lessons learned and the panel concluded with a question and answer session.

Parents with a history of lived child welfare, adoption and foster care experience can be valuable resources for agencies and practitioners when developing or reviewing systems and programs. The parent experience also can help communicate the importance and impact of services when approaching legislators and policy makers.

“Workforce Part 4 – Creating Change at the Local Level” shares how frontline child welfare professionals were empowered their staff to design solutions that improved office culture, partnerships, and outcomes for the children and families they serve.

Delaware’s FOCUS project uses a hybrid Agile approach that incorporates Agile practices while keeping within the parameters of typical fixed-scope projects. The FOCUS project is driven by engaged stakeholders, a consistent emphasis on scope, and disciplined monitoring of plans and progress.

This podcast features a conversation between those with experience on both sides of the working relationship between the child welfare and correctional systems.

Secondary Traumatic Stress

September 16, 2016

This podcast discusses lessons learned and implementations made within two local child welfare agencies on identifying and reducing secondary trauma within staff to improve outcomes.

This tip sheet makes recommendations for Training and Technical Assistance providers on how best to support systems change in organizations based on study findings and implications.

This webinar, sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Division of State Systems, features Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System leadership staff from four states in a panel discussion about managing project scope.

This webpage includes the documentation from Ohio's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2012:

This webinar explores the value of qualitative methods, which include a number of data collection strategies suitable for many purposes: ethnography, cognitive psychology, case study, action research, oral history, and policy research.