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CCWIS Technical Bulletin #4

Advance Planning Document Guidance for Agile Projects
August 22, 2018

This technical bulletin provides Advance Planning Document (APD) guidance to state and tribal title IV-E agencies planning to develop a child welfare information system utilizing an agile project management approach.

The Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), a service operated by the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), may be accessed by state child welfare agencies to locate and notify parents and other relatives of a child placed in foster care.

In this webinar, Karen Faulk (LA) and David Ayer (MD) discuss their States' efforts and successes related to information sharing. During the Q&A session, we encourage attendees to share their experiences and suggest ideas and next steps for moving forward.

This document provides an overview of CCWIS, where to submit comments, and key provisions of the NPRM.

Through the webinar series, “Back to Basics”, the Division of State Systems within the Children’s Bureau, is offering a venue for information sharing and discussion. The second webinar of the series, “The Child Welfare Information Technology System Project Lifecycle, Part 1”, reviews the initial project stages including planning, procurement, relationship management and effective management of priorities, with two experienced child welfare Information System managers sharing their perspectives.

This webinar, sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Division of State Systems, addresses transition planning for the migration of powers, duties, tasks, and activities from the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System implementation vendor to state ownership and management as an active project ends.

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 DSS presentation describes the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Data Exchange Requirements as defined by Federal Regulations 45 CFR 1355.52(e), 1355.52(f), and 1355.54.  Both mandatory and optional data exchanges are covered in this presentation.

States are currently reviewing the new Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) regulations and assessing the impacts these requirements will have on their existing child welfare information systems. Join us as representatives from Colorado, New York, and Virginia discuss the unique considerations and challenges that county‐administered states face as they discuss a potential CCWIS implementation.

The Children’s Bureau (CB) is currently providing technical assistance and coaching to states interested in leveraging an Agile framework into their procurement, development, and management approach to child welfare development projects. LeadingAgile is the agency contracted with CB to provide this short term technical assistance to states who have interest in utilizing Agile methodologies.