Training Resource Center - Office of Child Welfare, Evaluation, Support, and Technology

Grants and Contracts Details


The Office of Child Welfare Evaluation, Support, and Technology at the University of Kentucky’s Training Resource Center (TRC) provides essential research, evaluation, and support activities and services to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in its ongoing efforts to meet the Children and Family Services Review performance assessments in the areas of child safety, permanency, and well-being. In effect, the Office of Child Welfare Evaluation, Support, and Technology (OCWEST) is a research and service unit linking the Cabinet, TRC programs, other University Training Consortium members, community partners, and the community together for the promotion of child welfare. OCWEST provides research and evaluation oversight and execution to the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) in several ways. OCWEST faculty and staff provide expertise in the areas of child welfare research and evaluation and provide consultation and implementation support in research areas such as methodology selection, high level data analyses, data interpretation, and report writing. In addition, OCWEST faculty and staff serve as research and evaluation advisors to DCBS and UTC partners regarding overall research and evaluation capacity building for the Department. In order to provide the most useful and efficacious recommendations, OCWEST faculty and staff will use data-driven, evidence-based information to guide the work. Faculty and staff will use existing DCBS data as well as other available data sets to explore and assess the current strengths and challenge areas for the department. In addition to basing all work on evidence-based science, the faculty and staff will employ the use of translational science techniques to help assist DCBS in furthering the mission to provide leadership in building high quality community based human service systems that enhance safety, permanency, well-being and self-sufficiency for Kentucky's families, children and vulnerable adults.
Effective start/end date7/1/176/30/18


  • Eastern Kentucky University: $472,926.00


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