Casebook: A 21st-Century Tool for Family-Centered Practice

Posted September 29, 2014
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Case Com­mons, a Casey Foun­da­tion grantee, has devel­oped a trans­for­ma­tive child wel­fare case man­age­ment tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem. We’re excit­ed to let them tell you about this oppor­tu­ni­ty first­hand through a new video. Fea­tur­ing the voic­es of Case Com­mons and its part­ners – includ­ing sev­er­al of us here at Foun­da­tion, as well as the State of Indi­ana – this video explains the crit­i­cal role that tech­nol­o­gy can play in trans­form­ing the way vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and fam­i­lies are served.

We’re shar­ing this sto­ry with you at an excit­ing time. Indiana’s MaGIK case man­age­ment sys­tem – fea­tur­ing Case­book as a core ele­ment – has received one of the first fed­er­al waivers of fund­ing reg­u­la­tions on pro­pri­etary human ser­vices soft­ware. The waiv­er is based on an inno­v­a­tive pro­gram instruc­tion from the U.S. Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices that pro­vides a vital, expand­ed path­way for states to adopt mod­ern, cloud-based, and com­mer­cial off-the-shelf solu­tions to sup­port child wel­fare agen­cies. This is a momen­tous announce­ment, and affirms what we believe is the hope for a bright tech­nol­o­gy future in child welfare.

This is a con­ver­sa­tion that involves all of us. That’s why we invite you to post com­ments or ques­tions in response to the video, and to share it wide­ly with col­leagues and friends! We hope the video will spark a con­ver­sa­tion in your office and around the coun­try about how to take full advan­tage of tech­nol­o­gy to improve the lives of chil­dren and families.

Spread the Word!

Com­ment on the video on Vimeo and share through a range of platforms.

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