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Child and Family Services Reviews

Child and Family Services Reviews Update Volume 14, Issue 4, September 2020

This issue of Child and Family Services Reviews Update contains the following sections:Technical Bulletin #12 Issued, Systematic Factors Report for Round 3 Released, Statewide Data indicators Updated, and CFSR Information Portal Refresh: New Look and Feel!

Systemic Factors - Results From the CFSRs: 2015-2018

This report presents findings on the systemic factors collected during the Child and Family Services Reviews. It reveals a need for improvement in systemic factor functioning and highlights the importance of collecting and using quality data and information to assess and routinely monitor statewide functioning of systemic factors.

CFSR Technical Bulletin #12

This Technical Bulletin (TB) announces the next round of reviews the Children's Bureau plans to begin in federal fiscal year 2022. The bulletin provides a high-level overview of the reviews, outlines improvements to strengthen the CFSR process, and provides information on the scheduling of reviews for CFSR Round 4. The Children's Bureau will provide future guidance and hold calls with states to share more information about the process and procedures before the start of the reviews.

Letter from Jerry Milner: CFSR PIP Measurement - Non-Overlapping Evaluation Period

In an effort to ensure that all states have the same amount of time to measure progress from implementing their Program Improvement Plans and other CQI change and implementation activities, the Children’s Bureau is offering all states an 18-month non-overlapping evaluation period.

CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicators Workbook

This workbook provides state-by-state performance data for round 3 of the Child and Family Services Reviews in addition to national performance comparisons for the past 12-month reporting period included in data profiles transmitted to states in February 2020.

Child and Family Services Reviews Update Volume 14, Issue 3, June 2020

This issue of Child and Family Services Reviews Update contains the following sections: CB Releases More COVID-19 Guidance, Final Round 3 CFSR Aggregate Report Posted, and Extension of Non-Overlapping Evaluation Period.

Child and Family Services Review/Continuous Quality Improvement Processes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This document includes tips and resources for preparing state reviewers to conduct case reviews for the Child and Family Services Reviews and continuous quality improvement efforts, training quality assurance staff and reviewers remotely, and temporarily conducting remote interviews because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Child and Family Services Reviews Aggregate Report: Round 3: Fiscal Years 2015–2018

This report presents key findings from an analysis of performance data for the states reviewed across all 4 years of round 3 of the Child and Family Services Reviews.

Child and Family Services Reviews Update Volume 14, Issue 2, April 2020

This issue of Child and Family Services Reviews Update contains the following sections: CB Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, CFSR Technical Bulletin #11, Enhancements to the Data Indicator Visualizations, State Data Profiles Released, ACYF-CB-PI-20-02— State Guidance on FY 2021 APSR, Status of Approved PIPs, and PIP Evaluation During Non-Overlapping Data Periods.

Child and Family Services Review/Continuous Quality Improvement Processes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This document provides suggestions from the Children’s Bureau about how states can continue oversight activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes tips and resources to help states prepare state reviewers, train quality assurance staff and reviewers, and temporarily conduct remote interviews.

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