• July/August 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 6

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North Carolina's Practice Notes Champions Data

The most recent issue of North Carolina's Practice Notes focuses on the theme of connecting child welfare practice and data. As the online publication points out, collecting data is just the beginning. Knowing where to find the data and how to use data to effect changes in agency policy, practice, or legislation are the next steps.

Articles in this issue of Practice Notes examine the role of data in agency self-evaluation, supervision, agency culture, and the Child and Family Services Reviews. One article illustrates how a North Carolina county uses both quantitative and qualitative data on the county's foster parent recruitment and retention program to engage community partners.

To read this issue of Practice Notes, produced by the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the Family and Children's Resource Program, go to:

www.practicenotes.org/v14n2.htm

For an example of North Carolina's extensive and accessible child welfare data system, visit:

http://ssw.unc.edu/cw

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