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Wednesday, March 23


8:30-9:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Dave McDowell, Shahla Craggs

9:00-10:15 AM

Opening Keynote: “Some Questions Are Almost Too Tough to Answer”
Paul DiLorenzo

10:15-10:30 AM


10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Morning Workshop Sessions


Nuts and Bolts of CQI: Part 1
Lily Alpert, Wendy Wiegmann


CQI and the Workforce
Anita Barbee


Data Visualization: 101 and Best Practices
Ann Emery


Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE)
Wanda Casillas


Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning: The Role of the Leader
Dave McDowell, Alison Book


How We're Reimagining Child Welfare for Justice in Travis County, Texas
Nicole Garay, Honorable Judge Aurora Martinez Jones, Michael Martinez, Eloise Sepeda, Jennifer Rich

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00-2:15 PM

Keynote Presentation: DEI and State Efforts
Greg Rose, Marcela Ruiz 

2:15-2:30 PM


2:30-4:00 PM

Afternoon Workshop Sessions


Data Visualization: A Deep Dive on How Data Visualization and Graphic Design Can Be Applied to Reports
Ann Emery


Data Sources: How and When to Use Them
Bill James, Wendy Wiegmann


Recommendations from a Data Workgroup to Measure Substance Use as a Complicating Factor in Child Welfare Involvement
Daniel Webster, Charles Robbins, Howard Himes


A Frontier County Experience: Qualitative Data Mining, Continuous Quality Improvement and Excel Dashboard Creation
Willie Green, Ph.D., MSUS, GIS


Transformative Power of Coaching to Support a Culture of CQI Improvement
Naveen Sangwan, Alma Duarte, Tracy Bowers


Racial Equity Lens and CQI in Practice
Amber Joiner-Hill


Making the Most of Online Monitoring System (OMS) Reports
CDSS, Deborah Bresnick

Thursday, March 24


8:30-9:00 AM

Susan Brooks

9:00-10:00 AM

Keynote Presentation: Early Lessons Learned in Moving Child Welfare Upstream
Kaela Byers, Ph.D., M.S.W., Jared Barton, Ph.D., M.S.W., Family First Prevention Services, Kansas

10:00-10:15 AM


10:15-1:45 AM

Morning Workshop Sessions


Nuts and Bolts of CQI, Part 2
Wendy Wiegmann, Lily Alpert


How the Kansas Family First Initiative Brings Together Data for CQI
Jared Barton, Kaela Byers


Family Matters! How a Focus on Family Can Expedite Permanency and Improve Well-Being, and How to Engage Staff in Advancing this Work through CQI and Creating a Culture of Best Practitioners
Nicole Garay, Amy Zimmermann, Matt Claps


Mapping Community Indicators and the Opportunities They Present
Kirk O'Brien, Catherine Roller White, Dana Blackwell, Katie Fidrych, Rachel Vaca-Lubischer, Bill Stanton


From Detection-Correction to Prevention: High-Quality Service Delivery in a Multi-EBP Environment
Khush Cooper


Creative Ways to Connect the Dots: County Strategies for Finding and Utilizing Substance Use Data
Najeeb Kamil, Casey Coneway, Lillian Chang


Nuts and Bolts of CQI, Part 2
Wendy Wiegmann, Lily Alpert

11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Lunch Break

12:45-1:45 PM

Keynote Presentation: How to Create a More Efficient and Data-Driven Environment for Human Services - Allegheny County
Erin Dalton

1:45-2:00 PM


2:00-3:30 PM

Afternoon Workshop Sessions


Deeper Dive with Allegany County
Erin Dalton


Using Geographic Data to Explore the Community Context for Racial Disparities
Wendy Wiegmann


RADD Data at the Heart: Building a Data Literacy Learning Program
Patricia Willers, Jacquelyn Alvarez


Alameda County's Equity and Inclusion Fellowship: Deconstructing Structural Racism in Child Welfare
Lamont Thomas, Greyson Coyopa Wright, Marya Wright, Brittany Walker Pettigrew


DEI and the Workforce
Anita Barbee


Tools, Tools, Tools: What Are Fidelity Tools and Why Do We Need Them?
Julia Hernandez, David Plassman, Andreanna Riley, Wuijai Golly, Tami McCalip


Continuous Quality Improvement in Social Services (CalWORKs Outcomes and Accountability Review – Cal-OAR)
Shannon Rohall, Tyler Green, Joseph Sapp


Making the Most of Online Monitoring System (OMS) Reports
CDSS, Deborah Bresnick

3:30-4:00 PM

Closing Session