Thursday, October 17, 2013

Child Trends eNews

October 17, 2013  Subscribe
Upcoming Events
How to build a performance management culture
On Tuesday, October 22nd, PerformWell will host a free webinar that will help direct service organizations put accountability systems in place to support consistently high performance. Register here. Also, if you're an executive or board member, you won't want to miss PerformWell's 2013 conference: After the Leap, in Washington, D.C. on December 3rd and 4th. Learn how you can lead your agency through the transformational changes it will take to increase quality, reduce cost and build a more comprehensive network of services. PerformWell is a collaborative initiative of Child Trends, the Urban Institute, and Social Solutions that provides measurement tools and practical knowledge for human services professionals to use in managing their programs' day-to-day performance.  
Free Webinar
The research base for a birth through age 8 state policy framework
Child Trends and the Alliance for Early Success will host a free webinar to detail a new report, The Research Base for a Birth Through Age Eight State Policy Framework, that will be released next Wednesday. The State Policy Framework is a tool to guide state policymaking to improve the health, well-being, and education of America's youngest and most vulnerable children. 
Wednesday, Oct 23rd
3:00 - 4:00pm ET
Trend Lines Blog
Worrying smarter about the dangers to your child 
If you're a parent, you won't want to miss this Q&A with Child Trends' Natalia Pane, about her new book. It'll help you figure out what to worry about in terms of the dangers that face your children. The book examines data on the most likely causes of death for children at different ages. A must-read for parents and policymakers concerned about keeping kids safe.
Trend Lines Blog
A recent article in Science brought quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) - which are designed to help improve the quality of early learning and development programs - into question. This post reviews what we should consider when reviewing research about QRIS, and what we can, and can't, conclude based on this study.
Child Welfare
Last month, Child Trends and ZERO TO THREE released a report regarding states' policies for maltreated infants and toddlers. Now, child welfare staff and policymakers can access brief summaries of the report in associated fact sheets: "Achieving Prompt Permanency," and "Ensuring Assessments and Services for All Maltreated Infants and Toddlers." These fact sheets include background, suggested action steps, state-specific examples, and links to more resources.
Family Finding Case Management Database
Child Trends is pleased to offer the use of the Family Finding Case Management Database to public and private foster care agencies. The secure online database is a tool for storing, compiling, and analyzing data on relative search and engagement activities and outputs. A variety of cost packages are available based on program needs. For more information, contact Sarah Catherine Williams at Child Trends at or 240.223.9230.
Copyright © 2013 by Child Trends, Inc.

Child Trends | 7315 Wisconsin Avenue | Suite 1200W | Bethesda | MD | 20814

No comments:

Post a Comment