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This webinar was the seventh session in the AFCARS Final Rule Training Series. For this webinar, the Children's Bureau shared two new Technical Bulletins: 

  • Technical Bulletin 22: Reporting Population and Data Extraction
  • Technical Bulletin 23: Compliance and Data Quality

And a revised version of the previously released Technical Bulletin 21: File Structure and Encryption. There was also an opportunity to continue to ask questions so that the Children’s Bureau may develop relevant technical assistance resources.   We encourage you to submit any questions to AFCARS@acf.hhs.gov.

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 webinar described the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Technical Assistance Review Process. It began with an overview of the lessons learned from the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) review process. The presentation described the iterative review process and it explains the use of self-assessment tools. As of this presentation, some self-assessment tools were available for public comment and others were in development.

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 DSS presentation is the first in a two-part series on CCWIS cost allocation and the difference between CCWIS and non-CCWIS cost allocation.  It provides an overview of cost allocation and CCWIS Technical Bulletin #5.  The webinar also explains the CCWIS Automated Function Checklist and its use for cost allocation.

 

The Children's Bureau hosted a state panel from the previous cloud computing webinar held on September 5, 2018 for a follow-up discussion. The previous webinar on implementing a cloud computing strategy for child welfare information systems received very positive feedback and while it provided valuable information, there was insufficient time to fully explore all the issues. 

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.

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.

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.

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.