Tag Archives: Child Welfare

The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation

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This manual is written for program managers and contains tips, worksheets, and samples to provide information to help you understand each step of the evaluation process. This edition explains what program evaluation is, why evaluation is important, how to conduct an evaluation and understand the results, how to report evaluation findings, and how to use […]

Linking Data to Increase Access to Part C Services for Young Children who have Experienced Abuse or Neglect

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Lisa Balivet, Kenneth Smith, Christy Scott, Lenita Hartman, Lorendia Schmidt, Haidee Bernstein, Kathleen Hebbeler, Donna Spiker, & Taletha Derrington The presentation shares information on the data linkages that Alaska and Colorado implemented […]

Linking Data to Increase Maltreated Children’s Access to Early Intervention in Alaska

Conference: The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCHE) Conference Date: September 2016 Presenter: Taletha Derrington, Lisa Balivet, Kenneth Smith, & Haidee Bernstein This presentation goes over the trends in referral, eligibility, evaluation, eligibility status, enrollment, and retention in EI services among Child-Welfare referred children in comparison to children referred by all other sources in pre- […]

Joint Letter and Guidance with OSERS FPCO on FERPA Amendments by the Uninterrupted Scholars Act

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This 2014 letter provides guidance on the amendments to FERPA by the Uninterrupted Scholars Act that permit educational agencies and institutions to disclose education records of students in foster care to State and county social service agencies or child welfare agencies. The statute also amended the requirement that educational agencies and institutions notify parents before […]

The State of America’s Children 2014 Report

This 2014 report is a comprehensive compilation and analysis of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on population, poverty, family structure, family income, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. Published by Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Link to Document (PDF)

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes

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Presenters: Taletha Derrington, Bruce Sheppard, Ardith Ferguson, Christy Scott, & Kenneth Smith This 2013 collection of presentations discuss implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states describe their states’ linkages and discuss how implementation issues have been addressed and how linkages have been (or could be) used to improve […]