• February 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 2

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Child Welfare Research and Evaluation

Building on the momentum created during the 2011 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit, the Children's Bureau convened three workgroups of national child welfare experts. Each Child Welfare Research and Evaluation Workgroup was asked to examine a particular evaluation topic with the goal of improving child welfare research and evaluation and strengthening the link between research and practice. The workgroups met over several months in 2012 and 2013, and they created products in response to pressing evaluation needs in the field of child welfare. The products are intended to be practical tools and relevant for multiple audiences, including program directors and evaluators, child welfare agency administrators, funders of research studies and evaluation projects, and other important stakeholders who rely on child welfare evaluation.

In 2014, the Children's Bureau will release publications from each of the workgroups and brief videos that will highlight their key messages and recommendations. Be on the lookout for the following products that will be announced via the Children's Bureau listservs and made available on the Children's Bureau website in early 2014.

  • Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: A Guide for Child Welfare Researchers and Service Providers
  • A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare
  • A Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities

Visit the Children's Bureau website often to see what's new!

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb

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