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September 2019Vol. 20, No. 7Handout Features Child and Family Services Review Outcomes, Systemic Factors, and Associated Items a

A handout from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes assessment items related to the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs).

During the CFSRs, States are assessed on outcomes within the domains of safety, permanency, and well-being. This includes making sure children are protected from maltreatment and are able to remain in their homes whenever possible; children have permanency and stability in their homes and continuity with regard to family relationships; families have the capacity to provide for their children's needs; and children receive the supports and services they need to meet their educational, physical, and mental needs.

The handout also describes the systemic factors that impact these outcomes, such as having adequate statewide information, case reviews, and quality assurance systems; staff and provider training; service array and resource development; agency responsiveness to the community; and foster and adoptive parent licensing, recruitment, and retention.

The handout, Child and Family Services Review Outcomes and Systemic Factors, and Associated Items and Data Indicators, is available at (44 KB).