- September 2014
- Vol. 15, No. 8
Framework for Effective Practice
Because child welfare programs and services often miss opportunities to help identify, determine, and communicate which interventions work and how they can be consistently implemented, the Children's Bureau (CB) convened a workgroup to design a framework for building evidence and implementing evidence-based practice in child welfare. The framework is intended to encourage the thoughtful use of evaluation and the application of evaluation findings to promote sound decision-making.
In June 2014, CB announced the release of a five-part video series that accompanies the publication A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare. The brief videos introduce major concepts and guide viewers through the framework's five phases using concrete examples from child welfare. The publication and videos describe how agencies can complete a series of key steps when attempting to design and implement interventions to achieve better outcomes for children and families and contribute to a growing evidence base in child welfare. For more information, please visit the CB website or click on the links below.
- Partnerships, Evaluation, and Effective Practice in Child Welfare: Introducing a New Framework (Part 1)
- A Framework to Design, Text, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Identify & Explore (Part 2)
- A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn (Part 3)
- A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve (Part 4)
- A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Tying it All Together (Part 5)