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Message ID: 10290
Date: 2017-11-28

Author:Beth Gifford

Subject:Re: CPS and public schools

Hi Stacey et. al., I developed an evaluation for a state-funded program that placed 100 nurse-social worker teams in 100 schools (North Carolina Child and Family Support Team Program) with the goal of preventing both academic failure and out-of-home placements. My team wrote 2 legislative reports a year for a number of years. The January ones examined administrative outcomes and the spring ones examined feedback from (a) nurses and social workers (b) parents and students (c) principals and (d) community partners. There is a lot of programmatic data in the reports if you are interested (here’s an example): https://childandfamilypolicy.duke.edu/pdfs/projects/CFST-2010-July-2010-Legislative-Report.pdf Academic Papers: Gifford, E.J., Wells, R., Bai, Y., Malone, P., (2015) Is implementation fidelity associated with improved access to care in a School-based Child and Family Team model? Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 49(April), pp. 41-49. Wells, R. and Gifford, E.J., (2013) Implementing a case management initiative in high-need schools, Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 35(5), 787-796. Gifford, E.J., Wells, R.S, Miller, S., Troop, T.O., Bai, Y., Babinski, L., (2010) Pairing nurses and social workers in schools: North Carolina’s school-based child and family support teams, Journal of School Health, vol. 80(2), pp 104-107. Elizabeth J. Gifford, PhD Assistant Research Professor Sanford School of Public Policy Director of the Durham Children's Data Center Center for Child and Family Policy Box 90545 Duke University Durham NC 27708 https://sanford.duke.edu/people-and-research/faculty-directory On Nov 27, 2017, at 2:18 PM, Shipe, Stacey > wrote: Hello all – I am wondering if any of you have any information about partnerships between CPS (or any part of a child welfare system) and the public school system. More specifically, I am in need of articles, research, etc. that looks at how this type of relationship is forged and if there have been positive outcomes as result of the partnership. For example, lower rates of reports from teachers, more services for at-risk families, etc. I am beginning a program evaluation where a city school is hiring CPS workers and placing the CPS worker in elementary schools. The caseworker is supposed to help stabilize families so the family does not keep changing schools (i.e., excessive absences). This caseworker would essentially case manage specific families that have the highest risk for switching schools due to homelessness, substance abuse, etc. Thank you in advance for your help! Stacey

Hi Stacey et. al., I developed an evaluation for a state-funded program that placed 100 nurse-social worker teams in 100 schools (North Carolina Child and Family Support Team Program) with the goal of preventing both academic failure and out-of-home placements. My team wrote 2 legislative reports a year for a number of years. The January ones examined administrative outcomes and the spring ones examined feedback from (a) nurses and social workers (b) parents and students (c) principals and (d) community partners. There is a lot of programmatic data in the reports if you are interested (here’s an example): https://childandfamilypolicy.duke.edu/pdfs/projects/CFST-2010-July-2010-Legislative-Report.pdf Academic Papers: Gifford, E.J., Wells, R., Bai, Y., Malone, P., (2015) Is implementation fidelity associated with improved access to care in a School-based Child and Family Team model? Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 49(April), pp. 41-49. Wells, R. and Gifford, E.J., (2013) Implementing a case management initiative in high-need schools, Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 35(5), 787-796. Gifford, E.J., Wells, R.S, Miller, S., Troop, T.O., Bai, Y., Babinski, L., (2010) Pairing nurses and social workers in schools: North Carolina’s school-based child and family support teams, Journal of School Health, vol. 80(2), pp 104-107. Elizabeth J. Gifford, PhD Assistant Research Professor Sanford School of Public Policy Director of the Durham Children's Data Center Center for Child and Family Policy Box 90545 Duke University Durham NC 27708 https://sanford.duke.edu/people-and-research/faculty-directory On Nov 27, 2017, at 2:18 PM, Shipe, Stacey > wrote: Hello all – I am wondering if any of you have any information about partnerships between CPS (or any part of a child welfare system) and the public school system. More specifically, I am in need of articles, research, etc. that looks at how this type of relationship is forged and if there have been positive outcomes as result of the partnership. For example, lower rates of reports from teachers, more services for at-risk families, etc. I am beginning a program evaluation where a city school is hiring CPS workers and placing the CPS worker in elementary schools. The caseworker is supposed to help stabilize families so the family does not keep changing schools (i.e., excessive absences). This caseworker would essentially case manage specific families that have the highest risk for switching schools due to homelessness, substance abuse, etc. Thank you in advance for your help! Stacey