This unique series focuses on how child welfare leaders might most effectively combine the data resources they have, and the mandates under which they are operating, to develop an information management and operations strategy that will allow them to focus on the critical issues in their county child welfare system. Leaders interested in understanding how to make best use of their information resources to structure services that meet their needs and are consistent with their county's Self-Assessment and SIP (system improvement plan) will benefit greatly from this training.
After attending this series, participants will have enhanced capacity to:
- Think systematically about child welfare, from investigations to permanency
- Effectively communicate child welfare outcomes
- Develop baseline expectations for innovation
- Inform and drive continuous quality improvement
- Evaluate contract agency performance
- Utilize longitudinal information in the budgeting process
Note: We strongly encourage counties to bring a team comprised of leadership, analysts, quality assurance and/or administrative staff and other child welfare staff who are responsible for monitoring and improving outcomes for child welfare.