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1 Daniel Webster, PhD California Child Welfare Indicators Project University of California, Berkeley Alicia Sandoval Child Welfare Data Analysis Bureau California Department of Social Services Dave McDowell, PhD Child Welfare Outcomes and Accountability Bureau California Department of Social Services Barbara Needell, PhD California Child Welfare Indicators Project University of California, Berkeley XXth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse & Neglect Nagoya, Japan 9/16/2014 CCWIP is supported by the California Department of Social Services and the Stuart Foundation PARTNERING FOR CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT: Implementing Federal and State Mandates for Reform

2 BACKGROUND The Challenge  Addressing Child and Family Service Review (CFSR) improvements  Large state with many independent jurisdictions  Supporting State DSS with data expertise A Coordinated Reform Effort  California Outcomes and Accountability System (Assembly Bill 636)  Aligns with federal mandates, with key augmentations  Shift from compliance to continuous quality improvement – outcome driven and collaborative California Child Welfare Indicators Project  Public reporting of administrative outcome data  Developing tools and system outcome measures  Technical assistance

3 PARTNERING ROLES Collaboration  California Department of Social Services  California Child Welfare Indicators Project, UC Berkeley  Children’s Data Network, USC  Children’s Research Center  Statewide Data Committee  Stuart Foundation CDSS & UC Berkeley share responsibility for child welfare reporting, analysis, and official publications  

4 A PORTAL FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

5 MONITORING SYSTEM REFORM

6 MAKING ANALYSIS TRANSPARENT Publicly –Available Data  Uniform across state, 24/7 availability  Aggregate data, with drill down capability  Pluses and minuses of public data Continuous Quality Improvement  Local staff must be able to question/challenge analysis, and get an explanation  A learning not punitive process  Continually test data & communicate with users  Ongoing feedback loop

7  An Evolving Landscape with CFSR Round 3  New measures, risk adjustment, improvement standards  Rethink and re-tool quarterly report  Inform child welfare agency staff  Remain responsive & supportive to the field’s needs  Nimble adaptability of dynamic website  Create new tools  Develop new outcome metrics  Partner with CDN in new research areas  Turning Data into Knowledge  Promote familiarity of data throughout agencies  Support the link from outcome to practice  Educate current and emerging professionals (Graduate courses, Trainings, Data Fellows Program) MOVING FORWARD and Meeting New Challenges

8 QUESTIONS?


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