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2 Welcome Irene Bocella, Federal Project Officer

3 Webinar Logistics 1 hour; 45 minute presentation, 15 minutes for questions Audio-taping Audio and power point will be posted on our website as well as new TTACC portal If you would like to ask a question at the end you can type your question and we will respond.

4 Who we are ACTION for Child Protection, Inc. Non-profit in existence since 1984 Focus on improving CPS practice in public child welfare agencies Operating the NRC for Childrens Bureau since 1997 (first as partner in NRC/CM then as grantee for NRCCPS) Currently in year one of second 5-year Cooperative Agreement Wayne Holder, Executive Director Theresa Costello, Deputy Director

5 Areas we will cover Purpose/focus of NRCCPS Logic Model Conceptual Framework Staff and consultants Outreach and marketing Needs assessment Special initiatives Specialized peer network support Approach to TA and TA requests Information Dissemination on EBP Self-evaluation

6 Purpose/Focus of NRCCPS See NRCCPS Logic Model on next slide

7 Problem statement: The Child and Family Services Reviews reveal that all public child welfare agencies need continued improvement in the areas of safety, permanency, and well-being. Many task-focused strategies states have used to improve performance have achieved only modest results. The complexity of child welfare demands a systemic approach toward making lasting change and affecting long-term outcomes. Goal: To work with other members of the T/TA Network to build the capacity of public child welfare agencies. To use the Systemic Change Framework to assist agencies in developing and integrating policies and practices to improve the prevention, reporting, assessment, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Inputs/Resources Cooperative Agreement with Childrens Bureau CB Regional Offices CB T/TA Network CB Discretionary Grantees ACTION for Child Protection staff Pool of expert consultants Ruth Young Center for Families and Children, University of Maryland School of Social Work Activities Coordinate with members of the T/TA Network, CB Central, CB Regional Offices Assess the needs of states and tribes using CFSR results, PIPs, tribal information Special initiatives to address state/tribal needs and disseminate best practices Support peer-to-peer networking for SLO, CJA, Citizen Review Panels. Provide client-directed culturally- competent, strengths-based technical assistance to states and tribes Conduct ongoing review of child welfare research literature, CW Gateway, CB discretionary grantees to identify emerging best practices Disseminate information through NRCCPS website, listserves, CW Information Gateway Outputs Outreach and marketing NRCCPS website E-newsletters Presentations/publications Needs Assessment Priorities: TA, special initiatives Special initiatives Guidelines Publications Specialized Peer Support Annual meetings: SLO, CJA Teleconferences: SLO, CJA Regional roundtables: SLO, CJA, CBCAP, PSSF, CRP On-and Off-Site TA Logic model Workplan Individualized TA plan Information dissemination Webinar Podcast Teleconferences E-newsletters Self-evaluation Quarterly reports Annual Quality Improvement meetings Organizational Outcomes (Short-Term) State/tribal child welfare agencies have enhanced capacity to protect children from abuse/neglect. Specific outcomes will be tailored to each state in their logic model. Priority organizational outcome areas in the Systemic Change Framework include: Policy and procedure Staff development Leadership Quality assurance Supervision Automated data system documentation Child/Family Outcomes (Long- Term) State/tribal child welfare agencies will observe measureable improvement in outcomes for children and families. Priority outcome areas include: Safety Children are protected from abuse/neglect Children are safely maintained in their homes Permanency Children have permanency/stability in their living situations Continuity of family relationships is preserved for children Well-being Families have enhanced capacity to provide for their childrens needs Children receive appropriate educational, health, and mental health services to meet their needs Figure 4: National Resource Center for Child Protective Services Logic Model


9 NRCCPS Staff and Consultants Theresa Costello, Director Terry Roe Lund, Associate Director Wayne Holder, Project Adviser and Senior Associate (Exec. Director, ACTION) Kathy Simms, SLO and CJA Coordinator Pamela Bennett, Information Management Specialist Todd Holder, T/TA Specialist

10 NRCCPS Staff and Consultants Anna Stone Emily Hutchinson Mary Jo Pankoke Blake Jones (CRP specialist) Gary Williams Rosa Fuentes Clint Holder Kay Thomas, Business Manager Kathy Deserly (Tribal specialist) Diane DePanfilis and Kantahyanee Murray (eval experts) (Ruth Young Center at U. of Maryland)

11 Outreach and Marketing Website is primary method for communication of activities and products E-Newsletter distribution to SLO, CJA and CRP s to CB staff ACF Regional Offices related to new products and other updates s to T/TA network re: webinars and new products

12 Outreach and Marketing (Contd) Outreach/Marketing to States and Tribes – NRC and CB Websites – Gateway Brochure – CB Regional Offices – TTA Coordination Center Outreach/Marketing to CB Regional Offices – Regional Meetings – CB Conferences – TTA Requests Outreach to Other TTA Network Partners – Conference Calls – Face-to-Face Meetings – T/TA Network meetings

13 Specific Outreach and Collaborations NRC on Legal and Judicial Issues – Judges Guide on Child Safety Family Violence Prevention Fund-Domestic Violence strategies for PIPs NRC on Data and Technology-co-presentation at Data Conference NRC for Tribes-Discussion about efficient ways to provide TA on CPS safety management practices to vast tribal audience

14 Specific Outreach and Collaborations, contd. NRC for In-Home Services-conversations about related nature of our work; specific T/TA work in Oregon to look at collaborative opportunities NRC for Youth Development – discussion about ways to infuse youth voice in NRCCPS work; specific T/TA work in one state to put into practice

15 Specific Outreach and Collaborations, contd. Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center – Provided presentations at Forum – NRCCPS Director on Advisory Board – Reviewed project applications – Providing T/TA on comprehensive safety model in West Virginia Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center – Provided T/TA on Indiana Centralized Intake Project Northeast and Caribbean Child Welfare Implementation Center – Reviewed two rounds of project applications Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center – Facilitating peer to peer TA for Alaska tribal project on Differential Response

16 Needs Assessment Created Access data base which contains all finalized second round CFSRs. Adding in issues identified in PIPs as they are approved. Evaluators and NRCCPS staff will analyze in next 60 days to identify focus of special initiatives next fiscal year. Webinar and newsletter topic ideas to be generated from this as well.

17 Special Initiatives At least one each fiscal year Identified based on needs assessment and general trends/CB priorities This year initiative is on the distribution and general orientation to the new publication Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Agency Attorneys. Published by ABA, a collaborative product of NRCCPS and NCWRCLJI.

18 Judges Guide Activity Numerous presentations primarily to legal audience: Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Idaho and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges conference Presentations planned in: Florida, Wyoming, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Alaska, Kansas, New York; SLO/CJA meeting, CIP conference and National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) Goal is to see future T/TA focused on bringing the child welfare agency and the court together to implement strategies in the guide


20 Special Initiatives Second initiative this year is a collaboration with the Family Violence Prevention Fund. Promoting the consideration of approaches to improve PIP strategies related to domestic violence and child welfare. Publication we put out at the end of last fiscal year: Child and Family Service Review Outcomes: Strategies to Improve Domestic Violence Responses in CFSR Program Improvement Plans


22 Domestic Violence special initiative Met with 3 CB Regional Offices: San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston Presented at Agencies and Courts meeting Looking at potential focused TA for remaining states in current CFSR process Open to considering other CB Regional Office meetings if others are interested

23 Specialized Peer Network Support Citizen Review Panels (CRPs) Blake Jones at U. of Kentucky is our specialist CAPTA requirement Specialized TA to share best practices Strategic planning for panels CB Regional Offices hosted CRP meetings- done in Atlanta and Chicago. One planned in New England Region. Open to others if CB Regional Offices are interested. National CRP meeting is May in Kentucky

24 Specialized Peer Network Support State Liaison Officers (SLO) SLO: Not a State Agency Title Lead CPS Person in Each State (may be in policy or program, etc.) CB Contact for Constituent Issues Very Active listserve

25 Specialized Peer Network Support State Liaison Officers (SLO) NRC Supports SLOs: – Monthly Newsletter – Webinars and Teleconferences – Annual SLO Meeting – Annual Needs Survey – Listserve review

26 Specialized Peer Network Support State Liaison Officers (SLO) Annual Survey of Needs/Interest Results: – Interested in addressing safety amid state budget cuts and how other states are responding – Partnering with domestic violence programs to provide one plan for the family – Substance abuse and testing – Differential response – Federal legislative changes – Family Team Meetings

27 Specialized Peer Network Support Childrens Justice Act Grantees (CJA) CAPTA Requirement Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of Serious Physical and Sexual Abuse Department of Justice Provides Funds CB Manages Program Grantee may be Child Welfare Agency or Justice related Agency

28 State CJA Coordinator and Multidisciplinary Task Force Set Annual Agenda for State Program Law Enforcement and Judicial Focus on CPS NRC Supports through: – Listserve – Quarterly Newsletter – Annual CJA Meeting – Teleconferences and Webinars – Annual Planning Survey Specialized Peer Network Support Childrens Justice Act Grantees (CJA)

29 Annual Planning Survey Results: – Overview of CJA projects in states – Web-based training opportunities – Collaboration across state borders – Victim Advocacy – Federal Legislation – Differential Response – Working with children with disabilities

30 Joint CJA/SLO Annual Meeting May 17-19,2010 Join Us: Meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Topics will include: – Presentation on Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys – Maternal Depression – Abusive Head Trauma – Federal Legislative Updates – Roundtable discussions for both CJA/SLOs

31 Approach to TTA Theoretical based on: – Supporting systemic change – Using an implementation focus – Applying principles of Adaptive Leadership Practical based on: – Building capacity – Evaluating outcomes – Ensuring sustainability

32 T/TA Request Process Intake function performed by NRCCPS Director Written intake/phone calls/conference calls Coordinate with CB Regional Offices and with CB FPO as Needed Assignments to selected staff and consultants Collaborate with other TTA Network members as appropriate/TTACC now coordinating when more than one NRC involved

33 TTA Process Assess Need and Readiness Develop Logic Model and Work Plan Deliver TTA – Deliver Intensive On-site – Provide off-site support through calls and product development – Provide Report and Record in OneNet Assess Outcomes – Measure change – Use Results to Reinforce

34 NRCCPS Systemic Change Framework T/TA to promote systemic change Supports Systems of Care Framework Relates to CFSR Principles Takes into account what we know from Implementation Science See next slide for Systemic Change Framework



37 Example of application of Systemic Change Framework to T/TA Navigating to Click on Logic Models and Site Reports Select current fiscal year Select State Open Logic Model Review Activities column Review Site report

38 Dissemination of Evidence Based Practices Identify to States during Intensive On-site T/TA Provide to SLOs and CJAs in Newsletters, on listserves, at Annual Meetings NRC Information Management Specialist gathers information on EBP and Evidence Informed Practices for placement in Newsletters, Discussion on Teleconferences and Webinar Place on Website

39 Self Evaluation Ruth Young Center at U. of Maryland Evaluating all aspects of our approved work plan – Needs Assessment – Outreach and Marketing- assess frequency and types of materials disseminated – Special Initiatives-assess extent to which product disseminated; met needs of target audience based on needs assessment; and assess process of dissemination – Collaboration activities – assess number, type and frequency of collaboration activities

40 Self Evaluation, contd. – Specialized Peer Network support-assess frequency and types of peer network support activities; content analysis of newsletters and conference call topics – Information dissemination on best/EBP- frequency and types of dissemination activities; document review to understand quality of info dissemination – On and off-site T/TA- content analysis of Logic Models and reports; assess process of collaboration and engagement with states and tribes and other NRCs/ICs; case studies of states/tribes who received TA to evaluate perception of responsiveness and achievement of outcomes

41 NRCCPS website Re-design is coming Services Resources New Logic models and reports posted weekly

42 Questions Please type any questions you might have and we will respond. If you would like to talk off-line about anything in more detail, please feel free to e- mail or call Theresa Costello THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST!


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