Child Intervention Program Evaluation

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Video - A Framework for Effective Child Welfare Practice Series Part 1 of 5 Good child welfare practice changes lives, and the choices we make about how to evaluate our practices and how to apply evaluation findings affects outcomes for children and families. An agency administrator and an evaluator discuss reasons why building evidence and performing evidence-based practice in child welfare can be so difficult. Using colorful and dynamic animation, they introduce a practical framework developed by national child welfare experts. (Part 1 of 5)

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Video - Using the ACE Questionnaire in Practice Rahil Briggs Dr. Rahil Briggs (Healthy Steps at Montefiore) sees nurturing childhood experiences that build brains for life-long mental health as the foundation of a successful society. Dr. Briggs found the easiest and least expensive way to determine what children needed family intervention services was to ask their parents the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) questions. Parents with the highest ACE scores received the most intensive interventions. Related ACE Documents

Boise State University Boise State University

Program Evaluation in a Residential Youth Care Facility: The Case of Project PATCH Theodore W. McDonald, Boise State University
Well-designed program evaluations can be useful tools for organizations and agencies in both the business and social service sectors; they help organizations make important assessments about the strengths and weaknesses of their programs, areas in which their programs are meeting their goals

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

Implementation Examples There is currently a lot of focus on implementation of evidence-based practices in child welfare as well as in related systems. This section of the website was created to help CEBC users learn from the experience of others who have implemented specific evidence-based practices. It provides links to resources both on the CEBC website as well as those external to the website that focus on real world implementation of evidence-based practices.

Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: This guide provides information and examples of implementation relevant to those working with children and families in the child welfare and other social services systems

Worksheet to help prepare an Implementation Timeline for your prevention program

Measurement Tools for Child Welfare Measurement tools for child welfare consist of both screening tools and assessment tools. The CEBC provides information on screening and assessment tools that may be commonly used by staff in the child welfare system in order to help child welfare agencies evaluate the research supporting each tool.

 

CCAA CCAA

CCAA New online evidence-based curriculum 15 modules of the course ADVANCED PRACTICE IN FORENSIC INTERVIEWING OF CHILDREN

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

The Youth Connections Scale (YCS) was developed in order to fill a need in child welfare: To evaluate and measure the increased efforts of agencies to improve the relational permanence of youth in foster care.

 The Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y) was designed for youth aged 15-21 years who currently are in or in the past have had contact with the child welfare system

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Children’s Bureau is excited to announce that FAF Web tool is available in Canada and currently being used by the following agencies to facilitate the implementation of OBSD .
Hull Child and Family Services
McMan Youth Family and Community Services
Unlimited Potential Community Services
Grande Prairie Public School District
Mahmawi-atoskiwin

FAF CAPTURES THE PROTECTIVE FACTORS
The Strengthening Families Approach to child abuse prevention and other human services is based on 5 protective factors that have been proven to promote healthy family life and contribute to parents' and children's well being.
  • FAF Software's assessment and service planning tools are centered on these same 5 factors. Click on the image to see how FAF captures them.
  • FAF's assessment consists of 8 primary factors and 59 sub-factors; 30 of the 59 sub-factors capture the Protective Factors.
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Help strengthen families today. Get free tools in the 2018 Prevention Resource Guide. Chapter 1 describes approaches based on protective factors that reduce risk of child maltreatment & promote kids' healthy development.

FAF Web integrates the research-validated Family Assessment Form © tool with improved case management functions.  With FAF Web, case workers can track information from intake through contacts, service planning, and case closure.  Its service planning feature is an efficient tool for incorporating strengths and concerns into goals developed by case workers and families.  FAF Web meets all needs by tracking and reporting on data related to family functioning, service plans, contact notes, closing summaries, caseload reports, demographic reports, and a host of other evaluation functions.  The newest version of the FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere.   The Family Assessment Form (FAF) is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field is a practitioner developed, user-friendly tool designed to help child welfare and family support workers assess family functioning, develop meaningful service plans, monitor progress, and to assist agencies in measuring program outcomes. The FAF tool tracks, among others, clear indicators of child safety, child well-being, permanence, and family and community support and is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field. It is a state-of-the-art case management platform designed to support best-practice service planning, program improvement, evaluation, and reporting specifically for family strengthening and home visitation programs.. The newest version of the Family Assessment Form Software, FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere. To upgrade to FAF Web or to set up a webinar and discuss purchasing options, please contact: Kaya Okuniewski, FAF Program Manager, at

Science Direct Science Direct

Program Inclusion Reaching everyone: Promoting the inclusion of youth with disabilities in evaluating foster care outcomes Children and Youth Services Review Volume 35, Issue 11, November 2013, Pages 1801–1808 Science Direct Efforts to evaluate foster care outcomes must avoid systematic exclusion of particular groups. Although often unrecognized as such, youth with disabilities are highly overrepresented in the U.S. foster care system, and yet youth with some disabilities, including those with intellectual, serious emotional, and physical impairments may be underrepresented in research and evaluation studies evaluating foster care outcomes

Social Care Institute for Excellence Social Care Institute for Excellence

Use of data to assess performance and promote outcome achievement by public and private child welfare agency staff
The aim of this study was to examine perceptions of frontline child welfare staff regarding evidence-informed practice, exploring an array of types of evidence available within the agency environment, and the extent to which they are engaging in such practices in their day-to-day work.