This PII grantee program manual provides detailed information about the implementation process of the Washoe County Department of Social Services (WCDSSS) Safety Assessment Family Evaluation—Family Connections (SAFE-FC) program.
Funded by the Children's Bureau, PII grantees applied a focused approach to address the needs of vulnerable populations in long-term foster care. This video series tells the PII story and shares lessons learned with the field.
PII is distinguished by its integration of implementation science and rigorous evaluation, known as the PII Approach. This approach supports the implementation of an intervention, as planned, and the use of data-informed decision-making in preparation for undergoing a rigorous evaluation.
The PII-TTAP team provides training and technical assistance to support the PII grantees in better meeting the needs of children and families by developing/adapting, implementing, and scaling up interventions in child welfare. PII-TTAP accomplishes this by providing innovative yet practical training and technical assistance; building capacity for implementation within PII grantee organizations through knowledge dissemination; developing tools for effective application and transfer of implementation best practices; and actively coordinating and collaborating in implementation and evaluation activities.
The Evaluation Team (ET), overseen by the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, is charged with designing and carrying out a cross-site evaluation and rigorous, grantee-specific evaluations. PII-ET examines the implementation and effectiveness of the evidence-supported interventions developed and adapted under PII.
An overivew of the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) cross-site evaluation which investigates the implementation of interventions designed to reduce long-term foster care and the effectiveness of those interventions to do so across the grantees.
The Kansas Intensive Permanency Project (KIPP) is part of the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) cross-site and site-specific evaluation. The overview describes the evaluation stages and design to answer questions about the effectiveness of the intervention.
This summary outlines the findings of the Los Angeles Foster Youth Survey (LAFYS), which represents a first step toward population-based data collection on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) foster youth.
This study outlines the findings of the Los Angeles Foster Youth Survey (LAFYS), part of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's RISE project. The report represents a first step toward population-based data collection on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) foster youth and highlights some areas where further research can be conducted with LGBTQ youth in foster care.