Casey Family Programs - SSIT

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This proposal is to support the Casey Family Programs in its ongoing implementation of the National Partnership for Child Safety (NPCS). In 2020, CFP will continue to support the development of this Partnership for Child Safety through technical assistance from the Innovation in Population Health (IPH) center. IPH will assist the expanded cohort of twelve (12) CW jurisdictions with implementation of the core components of this project. The members of this collaborative will benefit from sharing data and applying a set of strategies including: 1. A standardized platform for critical incident review and reporting of data 2. Comparative critical incident and team culture data 3. Access to a library of Spaced Ed curricula 4. Shared cross-jurisdictional safety notices Outcomes. Services under this Schedule align with CFP’s five key outcomes to accomplish CFP’s 2020 Goal to safely reduce the number of youth in foster care by 50%. The work under this Schedule will provide TA to the participating jurisdictions to meet their stated outcome goals as well as the below project Outcomes (baseline measurement year is 2015). In 2020, IPH and CFP will track the data described below for the identifed jurisdictions. Depending on a jurisdiction’s level of readiness, Service Provider will engage in goal setting with the involved jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction’s project plan will include baseline measures and set targets to demonstrate positive impact for the following outcomes by September 2020: 1. Increase ratio of exits to entries: more children leaving care than entering. The ratio will be measured in the most current year and over a three year average. 2. Decrease in instances of repeat maltreatment. A child is maltreated if they are the subject of an allegation that is founded, indicated, or substantiated. Children included in this measure are those with a maltreatment determination who are then tracked for six months. 3. Decrease child abuse and neglect fatalities. We will rely on the NCANDS data of child fatalities. Data is unavailable in some states and counties and will be augmented as needed with Vital Statistics data. The following services will be provided in 2020: Capacity building Service Provider will build capacity to support the use of safety science to improve child safety for the participating jurisdictions of the Partnership for Child Safety. Service Provider will: • Build a team of experts prepared to establish the infrastructure necessary to support the Partnership; • Provide technical assistance (TA), consultation and education to interested/involved jurisdictions; and • Continue work to establish an evidence base for the application of safety science in child welfare. Partnership for Child Safety (PCS) Development 2 Service Provider will develop the infrastructure needed to support the Parthership for Child Safety. Specifically, Service Provider will: • Provide jurisdiction leadership training and coaching; • Provide Critical Design Review (CDR) Systems design, TA, data analytics, database management, training and coaching; • Adapt and implement the Tool Kit, developed in CFP’s TN DCS Breakthrough Series Collaborative, with the PCS jurisdictions; • Provide evaluation and survey tools for assessment; • Provide Safe System Improvement Tool (SSIT) fidelity reviews; • Provide Spaced Education (Spaced Ed) learning to PCS team and jurisdictions to promote deeper retention of safety culture practices. Jurisdiction engagement Service Provider will bring participating jurisdictions and their child welfare organizations together to advance learning and spread tools, in order to improve the child welfare outocmes. Participating jurisdictions will: • Participate in an annual safety culture assessment, use the results for improvement, and share the data with the collaborative; • Use the SSIT to support a systems-focused, non-punitive, critical incident review process and submit standardized critical incident data to a shared database; • Implement strategies from the Tool Kit to improve team safety, reliability and effectiveness; • Collaboratively develop and implement a bundle of activities to prevent child maltreatment deaths in children 0-5. Sustainabilty Service Provider will develop a sustainability plan, most likely a self-sustaining membership model that jurisdictions will benefit from by accessing: • A platform for critical incident review reporting; • Comparative critical incident and team culture data; • Access to a library of Spaced Ed curricula; • Shared cross-jurisdictional safety notices. • A bundle of activities to prevent child maltreatment deaths in children 0-5. Ad-hoc child safety consulting Service Provider will provide ad-hoc consulting on safety science/safety culture, critical incident reviews, and other systems analysis, as requested by CFP and agreed to by the parties.
Effective start/end date1/1/2012/31/20


  • Casey Family Programs: $510,000.00


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