ERIC Number: ED430718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Outcome Initiatives in Child Welfare.
Gordon, Amy L.
The current climate of accountability, reduced fiscal spending, and managed care has heightened the need to demonstrate the effectiveness of the child welfare system. This monograph presents an overview of initiatives that have been undertaken to promote outcome measurement and performance management in the field of child care, highlighting initiatives at a variety of levels of the system. Chapters 1 and 2 provide information on several initiatives of the Child Welfare League of America and other private national agencies. Chapter 3 presents university-based outcomes-related activities and research. Chapter 4 highlights a sample of state initiatives in Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas; county and city efforts are summarized in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 describes the activities of individual agencies to improve the outcomes for the children and families they serve. The monograph concludes by noting that although outcome measurement has become an integral part of the child welfare field, its impact on the performance of the child welfare system remains to be seen. Contains 58 references. (KB)
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085; Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site: http://www.cwla.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.