This brief describes the key elements and evaluation criteria of evidence clearinghouses that are most relevant to child welfare; factors for deciding whether to submit a program or practice for a review; evaluation design considerations; organizational capacity to conduct a rigorous evaluation; and initial planning steps for implementing and evaluating a program.
This issue of Child and Family Services Reviews Update contains the following sections: Data Indicator Profiles Update, Integrating CFSR Findings/Work Into the APSR, State Court Improvement Grant Info Released, Multi-Item Data Analysis Tool Coming Soon, New Training Content Now Available on E-Learning Academy.
Child Welfare Outcomes is a report that is published annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) to meet requirements of section 203(a) of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA). ASFA amended section 479A of the Social Security Act to require an annual report on State performance.
This report from the Children’s Bureau summarizes information related to state implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and consultation and collaboration with tribes. The report also includes information reported in a sample of tribes’ CFSPs pertaining to ways in which states consulted and collaborated with tribes.
This issue of Child and Family Services Reviews Update contains the following sections: 2015 State Reviews; 2016 and 2017 State Reviews; CFSR Procedures Manual: Updates; Onsite Review Instrument and Instructions: Updates; JBS: CFSR Reviewers and QA/Note-Taking Specialists.
This final report from the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities presents the Commission’s findings and its recommendations to the White House and Congress for ending child maltreatment fatalities in the United States within the context of a new child welfare system for the 21st century.