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September 2013, Vol. 14, No. 7
News From the Children's Bureau The twelfth in a series of reports about
State performance on delivering child welfare services has been
released, along with new statistics from the Children's Bureau on the
numbers of children involved with the child welfare system. Also, look
for the Children's Bureau's e-book celebrating its 100-year history.
Spotlight on Continuous Quality Improvement In August 2012, the Children's Bureau
released an Information Memorandum on Continuous Quality Improvement
(CQI), the process by which organizations identify, describe, and
analyze strengths and problems and then test, implement, learn from, and
revise solutions. This month, CBX looks at how the child welfare field
is using the philosophy of CQI to evaluate and improve interventions for
children and families. We also highlight a new Children's Bureau CQI
Training and Technical Assistance Network Updates A new issue brief from the National
Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective
Services explores the intersection between differential response and
disproportionality. We also highlight a new guide from the Technical
Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health about the
importance of supporting father involvement.
Children's Bureau Grantee News A site visit report explores a diligent
recruitment project in Ramsey County, MN, and a new synthesis of the
Collaboration Between Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and
Child Welfare to Improve Child Welfare Program Outcomes grant cluster
outlines lessons learned from the cluster's six projects.
Child Welfare News CBX points to the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data
Book with State data on key indicators of child well-being, the results
of the Children's Stability and Well-Being study conducted by PolicyLab
at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a report that outlines
five practices that organizations need to successfully foster a culture
of authentic child and family engagement.
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