• Aftercare Study: Outcomes of Independent Living Final Report

      DePanfilis, Diane; Daining, Clara; University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work; BCDSS Social Services Administrators Meeting (2003-09-30)
      The Outcomes of Independent Living project was a collaborative research project between the University of Maryland Center for Families, the Family Welfare Research and Training Group, and the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. The purpose of this project was to provide information on the outcomes of young adults who left out-of-home care in Baltimore City. Choice of outcomes was guided by the federal legislation in collaboration with Baltimore City Department of Social Service staff. The outcomes of interest included educational achievement, employment status, homelessness, parenthood, life skills, health risk behavior and criminal activity. Explanatory domains examined included social support, spirituality, and stress. (from Project abstract)
    • Applying an Outcomes Measurement Framework to Measure the Results of Prevention and Intervention Programs

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ting, Laura (2001-04-17)
      PowerPoint presentation at the Governor's 8th Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Baltimore, April 17, 2001. Discusses framework for defining, identifying, assessing, and measuring outcomes of programs.
    • Assessment of outcomes of independent living final report

      DePanfilis, Diane; Daining, Clara (2003-06-25)
      The Outcomes of Independent Living project was a collaborative research project between the University of Maryland Center for Families, the Family Welfare Research and Training Group, and the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. The purpose of this project was to provide information on the outcomes of young adults who left out-of-home care in Baltimore City. Choice of outcomes was guided by the federal legislation in collaboration with Baltimore City Department of Social Service staff. The outcomes of interest included educational achievement, employment status, homelessness, parenthood, life skills, health risk behavior and criminal activity. Explanatory domains examined included social support, spirituality, and stress. (from Project abstract)
    • Back to the Future: Measuring the Effects of Community Based Practice

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ernst, Joy Swanson; Glazer-Semmel, Esta M. (1999-12-01)
      PowerPoint presentation at the National Association for Family-Based Services 13th Annual Empowering Families Conference in Baltimore, Dec. 1-4, 1999. Highlights research from Family Connections, a community based program providing early intervention techniques to prevent child neglect in families at risk.
    • Calculating Caseload and Staffing Needs: In-home Services Redesign in Maryland

      DePanfilis, Diane; Kaye, Sarah; Shaw, Terry V.; Mols, Cathy; Coppage, Susan (2008-12-03)
      PowerPoint presentation at the American Humane Time and Effort: Perspectives on Workload Roundtable, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 3-5, 2008. Highlights efforts to determine staffing needs for the Maryland Place Matters Initiative. Assessments of safety and risk categories are combined with levels of service which are used to calculate caseloads. Includes formulas.
    • Child Neglect: Promising Strategies for Early Intervention

      DePanfilis, Diane; Glazer-Semmel, Esta M. (2002-05-29)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 10th Annual APSAC Colloquium, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 29-June 1, 2002; Overview of the Family Connections program promoting early intervention with families at risk for neglect.
    • Child welfare accountability: Annual report of Maryland performance indicators

      Kaye, Sarah; Ovwigho, Pam; Shaw, Terry V.; DePanfilis, Diane (2007-12)
      Executive Summary: The Child Welfare Accountability Act of 2006 increased legislative oversight of the Maryland Quality Assurance processes in child welfare. The Act also provides a framework for the Department of Human Resources (DHR) to partner with the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMB/SSW) to develop the Maryland Quality Assurance (QA) Collaborative. The purpose of the Collaborative is to evaluate quality ssurance processes and make recommendations for improvement. This annual report summarizes: (1) indicators of Maryland’s performance in promoting positive outcomes for children and families involved with the child welfare system and (2) recommendations on how to improve outcomes measurement in child welfare. A separate companion report entitled "Child Welfare Accountability: Evaluating Quality Assurance Processes in Maryland", describes and evaluates current QA processes. Acknowledgements: Report was prepared by faculty and staff at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work's Ruth H. Young Center for Families & Children and Family Welfare Research and Training Group in partnership with staff at the Department of Human Resources, Social Service Administration
    • Child welfare accountability: evaluating quality assurance processes in Maryland.

      Kaye, Sarah; DePanfilis, Diane (2007-12)
      Executive Summary: The Child Welfare Accountability Act of 2006 increased legislative oversight of the Maryland Quality Assurance processes in child welfare. The Act also provides a framework for the Department of Human Resources (DHR) to partner with the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMB/SSW) to develop the Maryland Quality Assurance (QA) Collaborative. The purpose of the Collaborative is to evaluate quality assurance processes and make recommendations for improvement. As required by 5-1309(B), this annual report presents 1) an evaluation of existing quality assurance policies and practices and 2) recommendations on how to improve quality assurance processes in child welfare. A separate companion report, "Child Welfare Accountability: Annual Report on Maryland Performance Indicators," describes Maryland's performance on performance indicators outlined by the Child Welfare Accountability Act. This report was compiled by faculty and staff at the University of Maryland School of Social Work's Ruth H. Young Center for Families & Children in partnership with staff at the Department of Human Resources, Social Service Administration. Drs. Diane DePanfilis and Sarah Kaye Faraldi managed the Child Welfare Accountability project and writing of this report. Anna Hayward and Gillian Gregory participated in the design and implementation of the Quality Assurance process evaluation and led the redesign of the supervisory review instrument. Cathy Mol, Carnitra White, and David Ayer guided the activities of the Quality Assurance Collaborative. The Quality Assurance team of the Social Services Administration includes Gloria Valentine, Shirley Brown, Jospehine Lambert, Dee Ritterpusch, Elizabeth Mitchell Stemley, and Jewel Wilson.
    • Combining Social Work Education and Intervention Research: Lessons Learned from a Multi-Methods Course

      DePanfilis, Diane; Girvin, Heather; Hayward, R. Anna; Mizra, Fatima (2006-02)
    • Confirmatory factor analysis of the Neglect Scale in a low income sample

      Harrington, Donna; Zuravin, Susan J., 1944-; DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard; Ting, Laura (2001-07-22)
      "Purpose: To examine the reliability and validity of the Neglect Scale (Straus et al., 1995) when used with a low-income, inner-city sample"
    • Designing and implementing computer-assisted interviews

      DePanfilis, Diane; Daining, Clara; Park, Eunice, L.G.S.W.; Haynes, Kimberly (2002-04-12)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 5th National Child Welfare Data Conference, National Resource Center for Information Technology in Child Welfare. (Conference title: Making it Work: Using Data for Program Improvement.) Highlights the advantages and challenges of using computer-assisted interviews (CAI). Discusses questionnaire development and includes examples.
    • Educating Practitioners to Work with Families in Tomorrow’s World

      Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; DePanfilis, Diane; Tyler, Lucille (1999-12-01)
      PowerPoint presentation at the National Association for Family-Based Services 13th Annual Empowering Families Conference, Baltimore, Dec. 1-4, 1999. Highlights the content and process of training staff associated with the Family Connections community based program.
    • Effectively Implementing & Sustaining Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs

      DePanfilis, Diane (University of Maryland, Batlimore. School of Social Work, 2014-08-20)
    • The Effects of Housing on Childcare Adequacy: An Exploratory Analysis

      Ernst, Joy Swanson; Meyer, Megan; DePanfilis, Diane (2003-01-19)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 7th Annual Society for Social Work Research Conference, Washington, DC, January 19, 2003. Investigates the relationship between poor housing conditions and child neglect.
    • Engaging families as partners to reduce the risk of neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane (1998-03-20)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 14th National Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse, Huntsville, March 20, 1998. Highlights types of child neglect and intervention principles and models.