May 2004Vol. 5, No. 4Toolkit for Monitoring PIPs
In the latest issue of Tips, Tools, Trends, the National Resource Center for Information Technology in Child Welfare highlights the Texas Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) team's toolkit for monitoring progress toward its Program Improvement Plan (PIP).
The Texas toolkit includes four major components:
- Periodic reviews at the regional level
- A performance data profile that focuses on key indicators
- Automated CFSR case reading
- Data-enhanced online management support
The toolkit allows the CFSR team to more easily measure relevant indicators. The CFSR team also reports that the toolkit is helping managers better manage workers and appreciate the reporting capabilities of the CFSR.
A description of the Texas toolkit can be found on the website of the National Resource Center for Information Technology in Child Welfare at