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.
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.
Family poverty can increase the likelihood of child maltreatment. Public assistance agencies administer the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to provide financial support and employment assistance to low-income families. To reduce a family's risk of maltreatment and involvement in the child welfare system, child maltreatment prevention programs are being offered to TANF families.
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.
“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 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.