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April 2014Vol. 15, No. 4NRCCWDT's Framework for Managing With Data

The National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology (NRCCWDT) officially released the web section for its Framework for Managing With Data. The framework, developed in collaboration with several child welfare data managers in the field, is intended to help agencies use data to the best advantage in order to inform practice and performance and improve child welfare outcomes. It provides tools to help agencies refine their data-collection process and focus their efforts so that the data collected are more useful and easily incorporated into business processes.

With the official release of the framework, NRCCWDT added a wealth of new descriptive information and features to the five framework steps, each of which has its own dedicated webpage:

  • Define an Area of Focus and Key Questions
  • Use Data to Explain
  • Use Data to Select Strategies and Tools
  • Design and Implement Plan
  • Use Data to Monitor/CQI

Each framework step includes downloadable supplementary PDF materials. A new feature seen throughout the framework web section is the addition of instructional videos that offer in-depth discussion, examples, and guidance on each framework step. See an overview of the Framework for Managing With Data here:

To access one or all sections of NRCCWDT's framework, visit