• February 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 1

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SACWIS Technical Assistance Materials Now Available

The Children's Bureau Division of State Systems has posted webcasts, webinars, PowerPoint presentations, and documents to help States with their Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) projects and other information technology projects that support child welfare. Highlights include the following:

  • The Child Welfare Technology Training Resources and Materials page of the State Information Technology Consortium website contains an archive of child welfare trainings going back to 2003, as well as webcasts on a wide range of information technology topics. If your State is planning a new development effort or building a new SACWIS module, be sure to check out either the online course or webcast on "Getting IT Right and Keeping It Right: Processes, Strategies, and Tools to Develop and Manage Requirements." Testing newly built software? Check out "Testing 1, 2, 3, . . . Managing Software Testing," which is full of tips on thorough testing.
    www.state-itc.org/cw_resources.html
  • The SACWIS Resources page of the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology website includes materials presented on the national SACWIS Managers' Conference calls from March 2004 to the present and covering a wide range of topics, including CFSR data indicators, exchanging data with State courts, and the Chafee National Youth in Transition Database.
    www.nrccwdt.org/resources/sacwis/sacwis.html
  • The New SACWIS Managers Page of the Division of State Systems is a great starting point and orientation for new staff as well as SACWIS Managers.
    www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/systems/sacwis/manager.htm
  • You can learn about upcoming trainings and SACWIS-related meetings at the SACWIS Meetings and Conferences page. If you are unable to attend an upcoming training, check back as this page is regularly updated with links to training materials offered at past trainings.
    www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/systems/sacwis/conferences.htm

After you have checked out the highlights, feel free to browse the other SACWIS offerings at each site.

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