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.
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 described Idaho's and Arizona's experiences implementing child welfare information systems using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) cloud computing. The state panelists shared their experiences and took questions from participants regarding their state solution architecture, cloud solution procurements, cloud vendor management, solution implementation, and user experience.
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.
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.
In this presentation, the Children's Bureau's Division of State Systems (DSS) hosted a state panel discussion on building and maintaining a data exchange between courts and child welfare information systems. This discussion included a description and background of the state data exchanges in Utah, Alabama, District of Columbia, and Texas. The participants conversed about data security and use, maintenance and enhancements of the data exchanges, and lessons learned.
In this presentation, the Children's Bureau hosted a state panel discussion on building and maintaining data exchanges between education and child welfare information systems. This discussion included a description and background of the data exchanges for Kentucky, New York, New York City, and Wisconsin. Topics discussed included data security and use, maintaining and enhancing the data exchange, and lessons learned.