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The Child and Family Services Review August 2007. The Child and Family Services Review. What the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) is NOT:An review of the kid welfare systemA factually legitimate appraisal of tyke welfare outcomesA complete and thorough assessment:No audit of 74 countiesNo near information to demographically practically identical statesThe evaluation of the legal framework is
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The Child and Family Services Review May 1, 2008

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The Child and Family Services Review August 2007

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The Child and Family Services Review What the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) is NOT: A review of the kid welfare framework A factually substantial evaluation of youngster welfare results An entire and complete appraisal: No survey of 74 areas No relative information to demographically similar states The appraisal of the legal framework is constrained to 3 districts The evaluation of the administration conveyance frameworks for wellbeing, instruction and emotional well-being administrations expected to bolster kids and families is likewise geologically restricted.

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The Child and Family Services Review What the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) IS: A PROCESS that evaluates change A Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Process Inclusive of the Courts, Attorneys, Education, Medical suppliers – not restricted to the OKDHS Measures patterns of practice and upgrades: Systemic Measures; Outcome Measures. A nitty gritty audit of 65 cases from 3 districts Administered by the U.S. Branch of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, the Children\'s Bureau

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The Child and Family Services Review Strengths and Weaknesses of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Strengths of the CFSR Process: Even however Outcome Measures from cases include such little numbers that they are not measurably supportable, lessons can be discovered that demonstrate changes are deserving of genuine assessment, despite the fact that alert must be practiced in figuring out what upgrades are fitting

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The Child and Family Services Review Strengths and Weaknesses of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Strengths: Some appraisals (systemic ones) have more believability in the wake of meeting many partners Other evaluations (result measures ) have less validity in light of the nonattendance of factual legitimacy Systemic appraisals measure forms, i.e. the nearness of value information frameworks; a constant quality change prepare, and so forth. Result measures measure singular case comes about It is a point by point survey, utilizing just 65 cases : 31 Oklahoma County; 17 Muskogee County; 17 Comanche

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The Child and Family Services Review Strengths and Weaknesses of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Weaknesses: The number (the "n") of cases checked on is so little a significant number of the conclusions are not factually supportable Even with the set number of cases, a few cases are rejected for a portion of the result measures in light of the fact that the result is not appropriate to the chosen case, (e.g. the case may quantify the convenience of an examination, however in the event that the youngster was not evacuated, the case would not be meant any child care results on the grounds that the tyke never entered child care). This avoidance of cases for a few measures makes the "n" considerably littler and the factual legitimacy significantly more remote Sixty-five cases evaluated; yet for a few benchmarks just 40 cases are utilized or different guidelines just 25 or even less cases are utilized Therefore neglecting to meet the standard on 3 or 4 instances of 15 or 40 may mean a result is not met for the whole state.

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The Child and Family Services Review Strengths and Weaknesses of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Weaknesses: The standard is additionally unreasonably high – 95 percent of the checked on cases must be appraised as a quality for a finding of "significantly accomplished" on the result. In the event that every one of the 65 cases are utilized on a result, just 3 cases can be appraised lower than a quality If just 20 cases are utilized, all cases must be evaluated as a quality Nevertheless, the procedure of change is the objective, not the score

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The Child and Family Services Review Strengths and Weaknesses of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Weaknesses: A poor evaluation on 3 or 4 cases in the results area gives the appearance that the whole state needs change A solid appraisal on 10 to 15 cases may cover a requirement for development Because the "n" is so little it is likely that provincial varieties will be found and might be wide, yet not really measurably bolstered

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The Child and Family Services Review Strengths and Weaknesses of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Weaknesses: Very misconstrued apparatus for development No state has ever "passed" a CFSR It is impossible that any state will ever "pass" a CFSR since the "National Standard" uses information that has genuine likeness imperfections and the "n" used to survey a state\'s consistence is so little, the likelihood of "passing" is little. By and by, the procedure for development is deserving of the exertion

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The Child and Family Services Review Status of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) State visit was in August 2007 Report ought to be settled in March 2008 and will be on the Children and Family Services Division Web website The state will have 90 days to set up a Program Improvement Plan (PIP) which must be endorsed by delegates of the Federal government Compliance with the PIP will then be observed by agents of the Federal government. The procedure is a Continuous Quality Improvement Process

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The Child and Family Services Review Summary self-appraisal of our Child Welfare framework: System Strengths: Data frameworks: First governmentally affirmed Statewide Child Welfare Information System in the country One of just 6 in the country The electronic record is normally the working record Monitoring Child Safety: According to a HHS Office of Inspector General review in December 2005, Oklahoma was 1 of just 5 states (CO, UT, SC and FL) who could report that more than 90 percent of our cultivate kids got a month to month visit from a Child Welfare staff individual

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The Child and Family Services Review Summary self-evaluation of our Child Welfare framework: System Strengths: Committed to change; CQI forms Many late advancements: Fostering Hope Clinic was begun in OKC around two years and as of late included a nearness in Tulsa Designation of Dr. Deb Shropshire as CW Medical Director Only known co-found Child Support Enforcement office inside a Child Welfare office in the country; Helps recognize non-custodial guardians; Helps build up kid bolster while in care OMI government gifts for non-permanent parents and new parent couples withdraws

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The Child and Family Services Review Summary appraisal of Oklahoma\'s Child Welfare framework: Outcome Strengths: Oklahoma normal length of remain in child care: 21.2 months; contrasted with a national normal of: 28.8 months Record quantities of kids being received out of child care; one of the most elevated per capita rates in the country. Low rates of youngsters re-entering child care High rates of kids being put in nearness to their folks High accomplishment of meeting kids\' physical wellbeing needs

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The Child and Family Services Review Summary self-evaluation of Oklahoma\'s Child Welfare framework: Where framework change is required Staffing: Our admission and examination are by and large satisfactorily staffed; yet permanency arranging staff require extra laborers to make the caseloads sensible However, staffing does not generally convert into shorter Average Length of Stay in care; yet most likely will decrease turnover and make the occupation less "reactionary." Case audit handle Uneven practice over the state Different courts, prosecutors and social specialists have blended experience exploring cases Quality of appraisals in cases can be enhanced

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The Child and Family Services Review Summary self-appraisal of our Child Welfare framework: Where framework change is required More Foster Care Homes One quality is that a noteworthy number of our kids are put with relatives or kinfolk Keeps kids associated with their family and companions Kin as a rule are more dedicated and have less interruptions Many temporary families embrace their cultivate kids, in this manner, substitution of the encourage homes must be constant Replacing non-connection encourage homes is about level while the quantity of kids coming into care has gone up in the course of the most recent couple of years leaving a lack of customary child care homes. Contracts with Emergency Foster Care suppliers have had just minor achievement, despite the fact that rates are higher

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The Child and Family Services Review Summary self-appraisal of our Child Welfare framework: Where Outcome Improvement is required Placement Stability: Average youngster in Oklahoma encounters 2.9 arrangements while in care; about the local normal More than Colorado (2.1) and New Mexico (2.3) Less than Texas (3.5) and Kansas (4.1)

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The Child and Family Services Review CAUTION about utilizing information in Child Welfare frameworks : Using the principle information components are fine For Example: Average length of remain of kids in care or departing care; Placement security; Length of time to permanency Other information components ought to be dealt with carefully : Child Welfare League of America has point by point more than 100 pages of definitions to advance consistency between states on information, however alerts that similarity is troublesome for some reasons: Different states have diverse definitions Different states have distinctive checking frameworks Different states have changing degrees of develop information frameworks and a couple states have exceptionally unobtrusive frameworks

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The Child and Family Services Review How does Oklahoma\'s CFSR Scores Compare to different states: There are 20 scores Six pre-site visit scores Seven site visit "result scores" Seven site visit "handle scores Only 7 states have gotten scores on the second round of the Review Of the 7 states accepting scores to date, Oklahoma\'s scores are neither the best nor the most noticeably awful in any classification Oklahoma passed 5 of 7 site visit "prepare scores" which tied Oklahoma fo

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