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Message ID: 10279
Date: 2017-11-27

Author:Molly Fechter-Leggett

Subject:Re: CPS and public schools

I'm not familiar with any specific implementation studies of school-based caseworkers. However, I'd be willing to bet the Casey.org consultants would know who is/has done it and would be an excellent resource in looking at the many complex issues with embedding CPS within a school system. Molly Fechter-Leggett, PsyD Sent from my iPhone 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

I'm not familiar with any specific implementation studies of school-based caseworkers. However, I'd be willing to bet the Casey.org consultants would know who is/has done it and would be an excellent resource in looking at the many complex issues with embedding CPS within a school system. Molly Fechter-Leggett, PsyD Sent from my iPhone 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