• 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.
    • Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Child Welfare Services Through State, Stakeholder, and University Collaboration

      Mols, Cathy; Ayer, David; DePanfilis, Diane; Shaw, Terry V.; Kaye, Sarah (2008-10-20)
      PowerPoint presentation at the Child Welfare Leadership in Action Conference, Washington, DC, Oct. 20, 2008, sponsored by the Administration for Children & Families, Children's Bureau. Highlights the Maryland Place Matters Initiative the primary goals for which are to keep at-risk children with their families in the community and to reduce the need for out-of-home care. Emphasis is on family-centered practice and is a collaborative effort between the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration.