10 Practices Part Two

Making the Business Case: Research and References for 10 Practices and Appendices

The Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide is designed to help busy child welfare leaders gauge their agency’s effectiveness and chart a course toward measureable improvement. Part two of the Desk Guide includes research, references and appendices that will help leaders and their staff make the business case for improving policies and practices, with a goal of improving how children in the child welfare system fare.

April 9, 2015

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A Child Welfare Leader's Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency

10 Practices Part One

The child welfare leader’s desk guide is designed to help busy child welfare leaders gauge their agency’s effectiveness and chart a course toward measureable improvement. New leaders will benefit from the desk guide’s structured, yet flexible road map for assessing their agency’s strengths and opportunities and creating an agenda for change.

April 9, 2015

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The Connecticut Turnaround

Case Study

This report summarizes how Connecticut has made substantial progress in 5 years turning around its troubled child welfare agency. Partnering with the Casey Foundation and others, the state has instituted improvements, driven down the number of kids removed from homes and ensured that children entering state custody live in families whenever possible, not in group placements. 

March 6, 2015

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Too Many Teens

Preventing Unnecessary Out-of-Home Placements

This report discusses the hidden fact that too often teenagers are landing in the child welfare system not because they have been abused or neglected, but because they simply aren’t getting along with their parents.

February 12, 2015

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Implementing ChildStat

A “how-to” guide for child welfare and other client-serving systems

ChildStat is a management accountability and quality improvement process created to examine New York City’s child welfare outcomes. This 28-page guide describes the history, goals and core features of the approach, along with lessons learned about implementation.

February 5, 2015

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