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This webinar series from 2017 focused on the topics of using child welfare administrative data and program sustainability. The experiences of grantees funded through the federal Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) are highlighted in each webinar.

Tanzer discusses PCA’s latest work with the FrameWorks Institute and recent research around communications, framing, and messaging.

Looking To The Future: Building Communities Through Meaningful Cross-Agency Collaboration

20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Closing Plenary
September 2, 2016

This plenary session focused on leveraging public-private partnerships and interagency collaboration to strengthen and preserve families, reduce placements in out-of-home care, and provide support to children and youth in foster care.

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

This three-part video series provides an overview of data-driven decision making (DDDM), a systematic process for collecting and using data to inform practice and policy changes that improve an organization’s operations and outcomes.

This podcast is the part of the Prevention Series. "Prevention: Delivering Services through Education"showcases how Oregon is using TANF families to screen for risk of potential involvement in the child welfare system, and to select families to provide and coordinate prevention services. It presents how the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services manages its network of Family Support Centers through its Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

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.

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).

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.

“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.