Child Welfare@100% Is a Course That Empowers Leadership to Confront an Epidemic of Abuse and Neglect The Child Welfare@100% course for child welfare professionals committed to using continuous quality improvement, data and technology to identify and solve challenges.
In Anna, Age Eight, chapter 5: The impossible job work of child welfare pros, we advocate for every child welfare organization to implement a high level continuous quality improvement (CQI) unit to ensure quality improvement in every aspect of their work. We believe CQI can strengthen every aspect of child welfare and their community partners to achieve meaningful results for children and families. We can ensure that local child protective services offices are community-focused, with leadership engaged in meaningful partnerships with local government, schools and family-serving agencies.
The course empowers those committed to quality improvement
Child Welfare comes in contact with children and families enduring the most extreme cases of ACEs and family trauma. The Child Welfare@100% course can have a significant impact on strengthening the work of child welfare, offering technical assistance to course participants to promote data-driven decision-making and quality improvement among the department’s state leadership and on the county level.
All child welfare systems face almost insurmountable challenges with children’s lives in the balance. We support a process of radical reinvention guided by continuous quality improvement and supported by state-of-the-art technology.
Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello, designers of the Data Leaders for Child Welfare program
The course supports participants, leaders within each division and department, in going “upstream” to prevent maltreatment and improving current practice in state central intake, investigations, permanency, placement and in-home services through course-based real-world projects. The course instructors provide participants with the skills and resources to create a child welfare system that is collaborative, data-driven, technology-infused and with the key assets to achieve better outcomes for our most vulnerable children and families.
Child Welfare@100% Course
The six-session course includes classroom instruction, coaching and web-based lessons and can be customized to adapt to the unique needs and scheduling of the child welfare workforce:
- Engaging with Continuous Quality Improvement
- Assessing the Challenges
- Planning for Results
- Action Guided by Data
- Evaluating Progress
- Facilitating Change/Sharing Course Projects with the Community
Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment by Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello
100%: Ending adverse childhood experiences to ensure the success of every child, student and family by Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello
The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools for Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linsky
The course is focused on developing real-world projects and is based, in part, on the Data Leaders for Child Welfare course developed in New Mexico with the support of Casey Family Programs and now implemented in New York City, Connecticut and Pennsylvania over the last five years.
For information about class registration, schedules, pre-requisites, application process, faculty, costs and CEUs, please contact us.