Structure of the answer to each question
The basic method of this study is the aggregation of the investigative and service events for a particular child into a sequence of events that they experience across the system. We accumulate events so that, for each child, we have the sequence of events that he or she experienced. We follow the child from first investigation through last event
Linking the two systems provides answers to simple questions about the experience of individual children in the child welfare system, which in many cases have never been answered. When one lists these questions and then lists the questions for which answers are usually produced, one can more easily identify how this study differs from previous one
The child welfare system is split into two domains: 1) child protection, which receives and investigates reports of abuse and neglect and 2) child welfare services, which provides out-ofhome care, casework and other in-home or community based services. These two domains have been kept administratively separate at the federal, state, and local leve
The focus of this study is on the key events that individual children may experience in the public child welfare service system. The system includes both the government agency responsible for investigating and responding to child maltreatment and those private agencies that contract with the government agency to provide services. This report discu
Lorain's PRIDE provided several community-level indicators in their final project report, as indicated in Table 4-9. Several of these indicators came from their community surveys, which were conducted with 300 households in both 2011 and 2012. TABLE 4-9 Community Variables for Lorain 2010-2012
Union City ensured that a youth survey and a community-level survey were conducted each of the first 2 years of the grant. Youth surveys were conducted in the High School and Freshman Academy (9th grade) during physical education class 1 day each year in 2011 and 2012. Response rates were reportedly greater than 50 percent each year, thus these da
Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care: Collaborations with Foreign Consulates. Illinois: A Decade of Cooperation with the Mexican Consulate
Illinois has among the largest immigrant communities in the nation and is a well-established destination for immigrant families. Given this context, the Illinois state child welfare agency, known as the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), established a specialized Immigration Services Unit that is responsible for assisting staff on
Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care: Collaborations with Foreign Consulates
As the number of immigrant children and children of immigrants in the U.S. has grown, child welfare agencies are serving an increasingly diverse spectrum of families, including many with at least one parent or some children who were born outside the U.S. To improve their work with these families, a number of child welfare agencies have in recent y
Willing, Able -> Ready: Basics and Policy Implications of Readiness as a Key Component for Scaling up Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions. Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation (ISF)
The ISF has been applied in many fields of prevention and treatment, including to summarize the literature; for example, home visiting programs (Paulsell, Del Grosso & Supplee (in press); child abuse prevention (Brodowski et al., 2013), and diagnosing needs for TTA (e.g., a CDC teen pregnancy prevention initiative, Lesesne et al., 2008).
Willing, Able -> Ready: Basics and Policy Implications of Readiness as a Key Component for Scaling up Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions
This brief is one in a series exploring issues related to the implementation of evidence-based interventions. It describes the basics of readiness using the R=MC2 (Readiness = Motivation × General Capacity and Intervention-Specific Capacity) heuristic, examines some of the policy implications of readiness, and identifies directions for future res
Survey respondents with children under 15 were asked about their use of child care, whether they had experienced problems finding good quality and affordable child care, and whether child care had been a barrier to employment, or education, or training in the past year. More than a quarter of the respondents with children under 15 said
In 2011, the U.S. federal government launched the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, a new model of federal-local collaboration designed to (i) improve how the federal government invests in cities, (ii) offer technical assistance to support local priorities, and (iii) help to coordinate funds at the local, state, and federal level. A co
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Was the Research Design and Methodology Used In the Communities Empowering Youth Evaluation?
The Communities Empowering Youth's addressed the capacity building needs of partnerships of nonprofit organizations tackling issues of gang violence, youth violence, or child abuse and neglect. The projects consisted of a partnership between a lead organization/institution and at least two other partnering non-profit organizations that provided se
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Can Partnering Nonprofit Organizations Build and Sustain Capacity to Fight Gang Involvement, Youth Violence, and Child Abuse and Neglect in Their Communities?
The purpose of the Communities Empowering Youth program was to address the capacity-building needs of partnerships of nonprofit organizations that were tackling issues of gang violence, youth violence, or child abuse and neglect. The evaluation was a descriptive, longitudinal outcome study of changes in organizational and partnership capacity.
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Is it Feasible to Establish and Maintain a National Registry of Child Maltreatment Perpetrators as Required by Law?
This study responds to a requirement in the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conduct a study on the feasibility of establishing and maintaining a national registry of child maltreatment perpetrators (often also referred to as a national child abuse registry).
Performance Improvement 2011-2012. Would Establishing a Uniform National Elder Abuse Database Be Feasible?
In 2006, as part of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, Congress directed the Secretary of HHS to conduct a study, in consultation with the Attorney General, assessing current elder abuse data collection systems and examining the feasibility of establishing a uniform national elder abuse database to improve the quality and accessibility o
This report, Performance Improvement 2011-2012, the 17th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2011.
Report Citations The studies are listed below in order of their Policy Information Center identification (PIC ID) number. The studies have been conducted by or funded through the Department of Health and Human Services by the specific agency or office sponsor. Reports may be obtained at the URL hotlinks provided, or from the Fed