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Advanced Analytics for Child Welfare Administration

Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker, Supervisor, Manager

Credits: 18.0

Intended Audience: It is strongly encouraged that counties bring a team comprised of leadership, analysts, quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, and other child welfare staff who are responsible for monitoring and improving outcomes in child welfare.

Description of Course: This training focuses on how child welfare leaders can most effectively combine the data resources they have, and the mandates under which they are operating, to develop an information management and operations strategy that will allow them to focus on the critical issues in their county child welfare system.

Intended Objectives:

  • Think systemically about child welfare, from investigations to permanency
  • Effectively communicate child welfare outcomes
  • Develop baseline expectations for innovation
  • Inform continuous quality improvement
  • Evaluate contract agency performance
  • Use longitudinal information in the budget process

Topics Include:

  • How to make best use of their counties information resources to structure services that meet their needs and are consistent with their county’s Self-Assessment and System
  • Improvement Plans
  • Policy Analysis, Program Planning and Monitoring
  • Orientation to the Database Model
  • Understanding the FCDA Profile Reports
  • Utilizing Child Welfare Trajectories of the Recurrence Measure on CWS/CMS
  • New Features of CWS/CMS that focus on CFSR3 updates
  • Comparing Performance of Administrative Entities on Basic Child Welfare Outcomes
  • Reviewing Profile Reports, CCWIP UC Berkeley Website, FCDA
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