2019 Child Welfare Evaluation Summit: Attendees to Explore Possible Solutions from Multiple Perspectives

Using geographic information systems in states and Tribes to inform policy and practice. Using data to analyze if collaborations are worth the cost. Sharing lessons learned from other waiver demonstration projects. These are just a few of the issues Westat’s experts will bring to the 2019 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit in Washington, DC, on August 20-21, 2019. The event is sponsored by the Children’s Bureau, HHS Administration for Children & Families.

Westat staff (names in bold) will be participating in a number of ways:

Janet Ciarico, Jaymie Lorthridge, Jessica Kincaid, Marneena Evans, Rachel Sykes, Carrie Furrer, and Amanda Cross-Hemmer. (Presentation). Innovative Ways to Define and Strengthen Fidelity to Program Models in Child Welfare Practice: Lessons Learned from Michigan and Oregon Waiver Demonstration Projects.

Leanne Heaton, Kristen Woodruff, Natalie Mall, and Jeffrey Poirier. (Poster). Implementation Evaluation of On the Frontline: A Front-End Public Child Welfare Initiative Designed to Help Agencies Improve Decisionmaking Practices.

Tim Jaasko-Fisher and George Gabel. (Issue Discussion). Is Collaboration Worth the Cost? An Interactive Experience in Co-Creating a Way to Measure Return on Investment in Collaborations.

Kathryn Kulbicki, Karla Eisen, Jhon Goes in Center (Consultant), and Summer Lunderman. (Presentation). Sense of Place: Using Geographic Information Systems in State and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies to Inform Policy and Practice.

Andrea Sedlak, George Gabel, and Duck-Hye Yang. (Issue Discussion). Screened Out and Unreported Maltreatment: Forgotten Again? Lessons Learned From the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse.

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