• July/August 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 6

Spotlight on Data Integration

This month, CBX spotlights data integration in child welfare, with a solid introduction on the topic, as well as examples from across the country of the innovative ways jurisdictions and organizations are beginning to share, integrate, link, and better use child welfare data.

  • What Is Data Integration?
    By Lynda Arnold, Director, National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology With the current emphasis on data to guide and inform decisions in child welfare, data integration is a...
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  • Children's Bureau Hosts the National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit
    On May 27-29, 2009, the Children’s Bureau (CB) hosted the National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit in Washington, DC. More than 430 individuals attended, including researchers, evaluators,...
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  • Promoting the Use of Data in a System of Care
    The Jefferson County, Colorado, Systems of Care (SOC) initiative has helped the county's Division of Children, Youth, and Families focus on data use and accountability in child welfare with the...
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  • Improving Court and Child Welfare Data Exchange
    Data exchange among child- and family-serving systems can greatly improve outcomes for children and families involved with the child welfare system, and this is particularly true for courts and...
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  • Linking Data on Children and Incarcerated Mothers
    Integrating data across systems can provide new insights into the needs of children in the child welfare system or at risk for involvement. In 2008, the Urban Institute supported data integration...
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  • From SACWIS to AdoptUsKids' Photolistings
    A new AdoptUsKids' initiative, Project Connect, can help States use their SACWIS (statewide automated child welfare information systems) data to post photolistings of children available for...
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  • Using Data for System Change With Infants and Families
    The New York State Council on Children and Families and the New York State Child Care Coordinating Council have produced a set of materials to help early childhood community coalitions use data to...
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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...
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