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Message ID: 9904
Date: 2019-02-18

Author:Breitenstein, Larry D.

Subject:RE: CQI programs in child welfare

Might want to checkout Pennsylvania. http://www.pacwrc.pitt.edu/CQI.htm From: bounce-123344365-12476202@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-123344365-12476202@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:05 PM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: CQI programs in child welfare Greetings Everyone, We have been asked by a Minnesota legislator whether there are any well-developed Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programs child welfare programs in other states for possible inclusion in a bill. Also, it would be helpful to know about appropriate programs in related fields. She is looking for an approach that is less complicated and more a part of daily operations than the Child and Family Service Reviews. The closest one I am aware of is the Utah Case Process Review program. It reviews key process measures such as monthly visits by caseworkers, and key quality measures such as whether case plans have been implemented and mental health needs addressed. This legislator is also looking for a protocol that collects child outcome metrics such as whether the child’s involvement with child protection has reduced trauma, improved cognitive and physical development, and improved behavioral or mental health challenges. I don’t know if it is still the case, but at one point the Utah program was implemented at every level. Caseworkers did periodic peer reviews, supervisors review their staffs’ cases on a regular basis, and the results were rolled up quarterly reports. That would be an very desirable feature for anything proposed in legislation here. Thanks for any help you can give us on this topic! Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota 651-303-3209 www.safepassagemn.com

Might want to checkout Pennsylvania. http://www.pacwrc.pitt.edu/CQI.htm From: bounce-123344365-12476202list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-123344365-12476202list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:05 PM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: CQI programs in child welfare Greetings Everyone, We have been asked by a Minnesota legislator whether there are any well-developed Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programs child welfare programs in other states for possible inclusion in a bill. Also, it would be helpful to know about appropriate programs in related fields. She is looking for an approach that is less complicated and more a part of daily operations than the Child and Family Service Reviews. The closest one I am aware of is the Utah Case Process Review program. It reviews key process measures such as monthly visits by caseworkers, and key quality measures such as whether case plans have been implemented and mental health needs addressed. This legislator is also looking for a protocol that collects child outcome metrics such as whether the child’s involvement with child protection has reduced trauma, improved cognitive and physical development, and improved behavioral or mental health challenges. I don’t know if it is still the case, but at one point the Utah program was implemented at every level. Caseworkers did periodic peer reviews, supervisors review their staffs’ cases on a regular basis, and the results were rolled up quarterly reports. That would be an very desirable feature for anything proposed in legislation here. Thanks for any help you can give us on this topic! Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota 651-303-3209 www.safepassagemn.com