When the press writes about failures in the child welfare system, the tragedies are unique, but the pattern is often all too familiar. A family has been involved with the agency multiple times, signs of risk were missed, and the result is signiﬁcant harm or even death. It’s hard to read about a set of [...]
While new technology can help us with everything from tracking work to enhancing our safety models, by itself it’s not enough.
Child welfare supervisors have an incredibly difficult job. One that is made even more complex by the broad role they play.
Child Welfare’s Pipe Problem: How Relieving the Pressure Can Ignite the Workforce’s Ability to Do Its Job
Child welfare has a pipe problem. Our pipes can't handle this much pressure... But there's another way, a way to relive the pressure and unleash the amazing internal motivation of our people ... and it starts with fixing the plumbing.
Despite years of investments worth billions of dollars, government has not seen the kind of radical results it expected from technology. A key reason why: States and localities first need to fix their capacity problem.
As we work with child welfare agencies across the country to help tackle the capacity crisis, here's a glimpse of what we're learning.
Only by addressing the capacity crisis up front, before changing practice, can the goals of Family First be achieved. At Change...
We all agree child welfare in our world is not as healthy as we would like it to be. No one wants to see vulnerable children at risk, but it seems like every attempt to get healthier isn’t working, and we are all clinging to the hope that the next thing we try will be the real deal.
How the misuse of data impedes innovation
There are several key opportunities to include in your complete plan for CCWIS implementation to drive improved outcomes and increase capacity.