NPCS Technical Assistance, Consultation, and Support

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Description

Background. Casey Family Programs (CFP) is committed to safely reducing the number of children in foster care and has prioritized assisting specific jurisdictions’ child welfare systems in their efforts to increase the likelihood of achieving better outcomes for children and families. Purpose. In 2018, work began on the project currently referred to as National Partnership for Child Safety: Applying Safety Science to Advance a Safety Culture in Child Welfare (Partnership for Child Safety), previously known as Quality Improvement Collaborative, or QIC. In 2018’s Phase One, seven (7) participating jurisdictions planned and developed a Safety Culture Collaborative (Collaborative). The Collaborative focuses on adapting the use of safety science to improve safety and prevent child maltreatment related fatalities as well as other child and family outcomes. Strategies include a team- based approach to creating and supporting a safety-based culture for both the agency workforce, and the children and families they serve. In 2021, CFP will support the development of this Partnership for Child Safety through technical assistance from the Innovation and Population Health Center at the University of Kentucky (IPHC). IPHC will assist the expanded cohort of seventeen (17) child welfare jurisdictions with implementation, provide technical assistance and consultation to expand membership, and provide assistance with specific child fatality reviews in partnership with CFP. 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. IPHC will work with CFP to identify and onboard new jurisdictions throughout the contract period. This could include providing consultation and technical assistance to jurisdictions to prepare them for NPCS membership.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/2112/31/21

Funding

  • Casey Family Programs: $725,000.00

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