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Message ID: 9908
Date: 2019-02-18

Author:Childs, Selena B.

Subject:RE: CQI programs in child welfare

If you haven’t already seen it, the Capacity Building Center for States has compiled CQI resources for child welfare systems. Contents of their site pasted below, and here’s the link to the home page: https://capacity.childwelfare.gov/states/focus-areas/cqi/ Best, Selena Childs, MSW Clinical Associate Professor UNC-CH School of Social Work 325 Pittsboro Street, CB# 3550 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550 Office: 919-843-8144 Continuous Quality Improvement and Implementation The Center for States helps child welfare agencies build capacity to improve performance by using continuous quality improvement (CQI) and implementation best practices. The Center's resources in this area discuss systematic, evidence-informed ways to improve child welfare practice and the functional components of CQI systems. Strategies under this umbrella include learning experiences, peer-networking opportunities, practical guides, and tools to support child welfare leaders as they implement and manage change. These strategies can build the capacity of every jurisdiction's CQI system, regardless of the system's status and complexity. Assessment Tools * CQI Self-Assessment Tools Series * Strategic Planning in Child Welfare * Change and Implementation in Practice Online Guide * A Guide to Five Dimensions of Organizational Capacity Publications * CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicator Series (Revised 2017) * Capacity building briefs * Super Heroes Need Super Powers: The Capacity Building Center for States Helps Public Child Welfare Agencies Realize Theirs (PDF - 1,077 KB) [Infographic] Learning Experiences Register through CapLEARN to access learning experiences. * CQI Training Academy * Focused CQI Services * Focused CQI Services Indepth Skill Building * Development, Implementation, and Assessment Toolkit Webinars Register through CapLEARN to access the Webinar Library. * CQI Training Academy: Making It Work for You * Introduction to Focused CQI Services * 17th Annual Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects Meeting * Strategies to Stage and Scale Up Implementation in Child Welfare Resources From Related Topics * At Risk of Sex Trafficking (PDF - 162 KB) From: bounce-123344365-71707590@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

If you haven’t already seen it, the Capacity Building Center for States has compiled CQI resources for child welfare systems. Contents of their site pasted below, and here’s the link to the home page: https://capacity.childwelfare.gov/states/focus-areas/cqi/ Best, Selena Childs, MSW Clinical Associate Professor UNC-CH School of Social Work 325 Pittsboro Street, CB# 3550 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550 Office: 919-843-8144 Continuous Quality Improvement and Implementation The Center for States helps child welfare agencies build capacity to improve performance by using continuous quality improvement (CQI) and implementation best practices. The Center's resources in this area discuss systematic, evidence-informed ways to improve child welfare practice and the functional components of CQI systems. Strategies under this umbrella include learning experiences, peer-networking opportunities, practical guides, and tools to support child welfare leaders as they implement and manage change. These strategies can build the capacity of every jurisdiction's CQI system, regardless of the system's status and complexity. Assessment Tools * CQI Self-Assessment Tools Series * Strategic Planning in Child Welfare * Change and Implementation in Practice Online Guide * A Guide to Five Dimensions of Organizational Capacity Publications * CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicator Series (Revised 2017) * Capacity building briefs * Super Heroes Need Super Powers: The Capacity Building Center for States Helps Public Child Welfare Agencies Realize Theirs (PDF - 1,077 KB) [Infographic] Learning Experiences Register through CapLEARN to access learning experiences. * CQI Training Academy * Focused CQI Services * Focused CQI Services Indepth Skill Building * Development, Implementation, and Assessment Toolkit Webinars Register through CapLEARN to access the Webinar Library. * CQI Training Academy: Making It Work for You * Introduction to Focused CQI Services * 17th Annual Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects Meeting * Strategies to Stage and Scale Up Implementation in Child Welfare Resources From Related Topics * At Risk of Sex Trafficking (PDF - 162 KB) From: bounce-123344365-71707590list.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