Maryland Child Welfare Perfomance Indicators 2nd Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report
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Other TitlesAnnual Child Welfare Accountablity Report
AbstractThe Child Welfare Accountability Act of 2006 (Maryland Family Law, Section 1301 through 1311 inclusive) specified a set of performance indicators covering four categories of child welfare practice: Child abuse and neglect, Protecting children in out-of-home care from abuse and neglect, Permanency and stability of children in out-of-home care, and Effectiveness of efforts to address the health, mental health, education, and well-being of children in out-of-home care. This report describes and documents the performance indicators mandated in the Act for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. A separate companion report entitled Evaluating Quality Assurance Processes in Maryland describes and evaluates Quality Assurance processes in calendar year 2008.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; Table of Contents; Executive Summary: Summary of Findings; Summary of Recommendations for Measurement of Maryland’s Child Welfare; System Performance, Methods for Calculating Maryland’s Child Welfare Performance Indicators: MD CHESSIE; Modifications of Indicators; Child Abuse and Neglect; Recurrence of abuse or neglect; Maltreatment of Children Remaining in the Home after CPS Investigation; Supervisory Review of Screened Out Cases; Timeliness of CPS Investigations; Service Provision and Safety Outcomes for Indicated and Unsubstantiated Cases of Abuse and Neglect; Protecting Children in Out-of-Home Care from Abuse and Neglect; Abuse or Neglect of Children in State Custody; Abuse or Neglect after Release from Out-of-Home Care; Permanency and Stability of Children in Out-of-Home Care; Out-of-Home Placement Type; Multiple Placements in a One-Year Period; Placement with Siblings; Exits from Out-Of-Home Care; Time to Exit from Out-Of-Home Care; Re-Entry into Out-of-home Care; Number of Available Foster and Treatment Foster Homes; Regulation of Foster and Treatment Foster Homes; Addressing the well-being of children in out-of-home care; Comprehensive Assessments; Health Examinations; School Enrollment, Measuring Child Welfare Performance in Maryland: Discussion of Existing Performance Indicators; Recommendations for Improvements’ References, Appendix A: Summary of Maryland Performance Indicators
DescriptionAcknowledgements This report was prepared by faculty and staff at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work’s Ruth H. Young Center for Families & Children (RYC) in partnership with staff at the Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration (DHR/SSA). Diane DePanfilis, Sarah Kaye, and Terry V. Shaw co-manage the interagency agreement that supports the development of this report. Terry Shaw developed the performance indicators found in this report with the assistance of David Ayer from DHR/SSA. Cathy Mols, Richard Larson, Carnitra White, and David Ayer at DHR/SSA guided the activities of the outcomes measurement and performance indicators process.
SponsorsDepartment of Human Resources, Social Services Administration
Abused children--Services for
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work--Projects and Reports
Child Health Services
Foster Home Care
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