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Message ID: 10582
Date: 2019-02-18

Author:Joseph Ryan

Subject:Re: CQI programs in child welfare

Rich One thing to note, case record reviews are inefficient and because of sampling and inconsistencies in documentation, can produce wildly inaccurate estimates. You might suggest picking an area or two based on priority interests (or concerns) and working to monitor and improve practices/outcomes in a more narrow scope. Just something to consider. Joe On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 10:31 AM > wrote: Hi, I used to work in Colorado’s child welfare system and they have a process in place where they review their performance on a regular basis. You can read about it here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/c-stat Also, since Colorado has a county-administered child welfare system, you may want to see what one county is doing (Arapahoe County): http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/445/ArapaSTAT Good luck! Jon Jon Phillips, LSW, MSW, ABD Pronouns: He/Him/His Graduate School of Social Work University of Denver https://portfolio.du.edu/Jon.Phillips From: bounce-123344365-72569118@list.cornell.edu > On Behalf Of Richard Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:05 PM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' > Subject: CQI programs in child welfare Greetings Everyone, We have been asked by a Minnesota legislator whether there are any well-developed Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programs child welfare programs in other states for possible inclusion in a bill. Also, it would be helpful to know about appropriate programs in related fields. She is looking for an approach that is less complicated and more a part of daily operations than the Child and Family Service Reviews. The closest one I am aware of is the Utah Case Process Review program. It reviews key process measures such as monthly visits by caseworkers, and key quality measures such as whether case plans have been implemented and mental health needs addressed. This legislator is also looking for a protocol that collects child outcome metrics such as whether the child’s involvement with child protection has reduced trauma, improved cognitive and physical development, and improved behavioral or mental health challenges. I don’t know if it is still the case, but at one point the Utah program was implemented at every level. Caseworkers did periodic peer reviews, supervisors review their staffs’ cases on a regular basis, and the results were rolled up quarterly reports. That would be an very desirable feature for anything proposed in legislation here. Thanks for any help you can give us on this topic! Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota 651-303-3209 www.safepassagemn.com -- Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D. Professor University of Michigan https://ssw.umich.edu/faculty/profiles/tenure-track/joryan Co-Director Child and Adolescent Data Lab ssw-datalab.org

Rich One thing to note, case record reviews are inefficient and because of sampling and inconsistencies in documentation, can produce wildly inaccurate estimates. You might suggest picking an area or two based on priority interests (or concerns) and working to monitor and improve practices/outcomes in a more narrow scope. Just something to consider. Joe On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 10:31 AM > wrote: Hi, I used to work in Colorado’s child welfare system and they have a process in place where they review their performance on a regular basis. You can read about it here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/c-stat Also, since Colorado has a county-administered child welfare system, you may want to see what one county is doing (Arapahoe County): http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/445/ArapaSTAT Good luck! Jon Jon Phillips, LSW, MSW, ABD Pronouns: He/Him/His Graduate School of Social Work University of Denver https://portfolio.du.edu/Jon.Phillips From: bounce-123344365-72569118list.cornell.edu > On Behalf Of Richard Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:05 PM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' > Subject: CQI programs in child welfare Greetings Everyone, We have been asked by a Minnesota legislator whether there are any well-developed Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programs child welfare programs in other states for possible inclusion in a bill. Also, it would be helpful to know about appropriate programs in related fields. She is looking for an approach that is less complicated and more a part of daily operations than the Child and Family Service Reviews. The closest one I am aware of is the Utah Case Process Review program. It reviews key process measures such as monthly visits by caseworkers, and key quality measures such as whether case plans have been implemented and mental health needs addressed. This legislator is also looking for a protocol that collects child outcome metrics such as whether the child’s involvement with child protection has reduced trauma, improved cognitive and physical development, and improved behavioral or mental health challenges. I don’t know if it is still the case, but at one point the Utah program was implemented at every level. Caseworkers did periodic peer reviews, supervisors review their staffs’ cases on a regular basis, and the results were rolled up quarterly reports. That would be an very desirable feature for anything proposed in legislation here. Thanks for any help you can give us on this topic! Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota 651-303-3209 www.safepassagemn.com -- Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D. Professor University of Michigan https://ssw.umich.edu/faculty/profiles/tenure-track/joryan Co-Director Child and Adolescent Data Lab ssw-datalab.org