Evident Change and Third Sector are partnering to help child welfare agencies maximize federal revenue by meeting the requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act. Along with qualifying for funding, working to meet these stringent requirements offers agencies the opportunity to better align needs and services and to improve the outcomes for those they serve. This new resource outlines how Evident Change and Third Sector can help agencies to develop plans that create robust data infrastructure, responsive contracts, and intensive community engagement.
To receive funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act, jurisdictions must establish an evidence base for programs designed to prevent children from entering foster care. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) allows jurisdictions to contract with an independent reviewer to document the evidence base for programs that have not yet been rated by the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse.
This issue of SDM News looks at the value of equity in the Structured Decision Making® system and explains the difference between “equity” and “equality.”
SafeMeasures® is a full-agency data solution to social service case management. Real-time analyses offer current reports on every child served by your agency. From line staff to administrators, SafeMeasures provides tools for staff in every role to do their jobs well.
Accuracy in decision making is highlighted in this issue of SDM News.
Equity matters when developing a risk assessment. Find out why in this issue of SDM News.
Supervisors are key to supporting Structured Decision Making® practice. This issue of SDM News includes a checklist of supervision strategies and activities.
Making the difficult decision to close a case: the Structured Decision Making® system can help.
Read about the Structured Decision Making® prevention services tools, designed for assessing families whose first encounter with public services involves financial assistance.
NCCD names Phil Decter, MSW, as Director of Child Welfare.
Consistent (or shared) language is essential for effective implementation of the Structured Decision Making® system.
Learn how data gathered through Structured Decision Making® implementation can assist agency leadership in making policy decisions.