• September 2012
  • Vol. 13, No. 8

Spotlight on Evaluation

As a follow up to our August Spotlight on Practice Models, this month we are focusing on Evaluation. CBX looks at Utah's evaluation of social work practice, Washington State's ICW case review tool, and performance-based contracting in Illinois. Anita Barbee, M.S.S.W., Ph.D., Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, also contributed a guest article outlining different evaluation designs.

  • Evaluation Designs for Assessing Practice Models
    By Anita P. Barbee, M.S.S.W., Ph.D., Kent School of Social Work, University of LouisvilleWhen nonprofit agencies, counties, and States embark on implementation of a practice model, it is important...
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  • Washington State's ICW Case Review
    After its 2003 Federal Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), staff from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Children’s Administration conducted a special...
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  • Utah's Qualitative Case Review
    In 1999, Utah's Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) was embroiled in a lawsuit, resulting in a settlement agreement that required a new evaluation of child welfare practice. That new...
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  • Performance-Based Contracting in Illinois
    Performance-based contracting in child welfare allows public agencies to contract with private agencies to provide services in an environment that focuses on child and family outcomes (e.g.,...
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