This session is intended to focus 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. In particular, leaders are 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).
Areas covered in the training include:
- Thinking systematically about child welfare: from investigations to permanency
- Effectively communicating child welfare outcomes
- Developing baseline expectations for innovation
- Informing continuous quality improvement
- Evaluating contract agency performance
- Using longitudinal information in the budget 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.