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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.

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.

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.

This webinar will explore address validation processes and tools. Learn how Texas and California approached the challenges of address validation in their respective child welfare case management systems. Speakers will discuss how millions of addresses were standardized, what decisions were made, what problems were encountered and how they were solved, interface considerations, cost issues, tools used, lessons learned, and future system considerations.

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.

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.

Our webinar, "From Waterfall to Agile: Managing Cultural Change and Impacts Across Stakeholder Groups," presents the experience of several states in implementing the Agile methodology and the various impacts on stakeholder groups.