• 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
    • 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"
    • Helping Families Connect to Meet Their Children’s Needs

      Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; DePanfilis, Diane; Farr, Michelle (1999-12-01)
      PowerPoint presentatoin at the National Association for Family-Based Services 13th Annual Empowering Families Conference, Baltimore, Dec. 1-4, 1999. Highlights the goals of the Family Connections community based program. Includes guiding principles, screening criteria, child neglect risk, caregiver risk, intervention strategies and outcomes.
    • Helping Families Connect to Meet Their Children’s Needs Today and Tomorrow

      DePanfilis, Diane; Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; Camp, Winette (2000-02-28)
      PowerPoint presentation at the Black Administrators in Child Welfare Annual Conference, Washington, DC, February 28-29, 2000 (theme title: Successful Outcomes for African American Children and Families in the New Millenium: A Renewed Commitment); Highlights the Family Connections program in Baltimore, Maryland, a collaborative effort of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, and other community agencies.
    • Identifying intervention strategies and meeting reasonable effort requirements

      DePanfilis, Diane (2001-07-31)
      PowerPoint presentation at the national symposium entitled, "Child Neglect: Promising Approaches to Achieve Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being" (Baltimore, MD; July 31-Aug. 2, 2001). Highlights principles for working with families to reduce risk of neglect including assisting with basic needs, community outreach, family assessment/tailored intervention, and cultural considerations.
    • Increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors to achieve safety and well-being outcomes among families at risk for neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard (2003-02-02)
      Presented at the 17th Annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment February 2-7, 2003. The purpose of this study is "to explore the relationship between length of service and outcomes of a five year federally funded demonstration project to help families prevent neglect."
    • Increasing safety and well-being of children: results of a selective prevention intervention

      DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard (2003-06-12)
      Presented at the Society for Prevention Research 11th Annual Meeting “Research to Policy”, Washington, DC, June 12th, 2003 – June 14th, 2003. The purpose of this study is "to explore the relationship between length of service and outcomes of a five year federally funded demonstration project to help families prevent neglect."
    • Increasing Social Support Through an Intensive Home Based Child Maltreatment Intervention Program

      Harrington, Donna; DePanfilis, Diane; Koverola, Catherine; Daining, Clara (2002-07-07)
      PowerPoint presentation at the International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Denver, Colorado, July 7-10, 2002; Highlights research into early intervention techniques for reducing the risk of child neglect due to the risk factors of care-giver depression and low social support.
    • Maryland Child Welfare Perfomance Indicators 2nd Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report

      DePanfilis, Diane; Shaw, Terry V.; Kaye, Sarah (2008-12)
      The 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.
    • Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 2nd Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report

      Shaw, Terry V.; Kaye, Sarah; DePanfilis, Diane (2008-12)
      Executive Summary: The 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: 1. Child abuse and neglect, 2. Protecting children in out-of-home care from abuse and neglect, 3. Permanency and stability of children in out-of-home care, and 4. Effectiveness of efforts to address the health, mental health, education, and well-bing 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. Acknowledgements: 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.
    • Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 3rd Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report

      Shaw, Terry V.; Ahn, Haksoon; DePanfilis, Diane (2009-12)
      Executive Summary: The Child Welfare Acountability Act of 2006 (Maryland Family Law, Section 1301-1311 inclusive) specified a set of performance indicators covering four categories of child welfare practice: 1. Child abuse and neglect, 2. Protecting children in out-of-home care from abuse and neglect, 3. Permanency and stability of children in out-of-home care, and 4. 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, 2008 through June 30, 2009. A separate companion report entitled "Evaluating Quality Assurance Processes in Maryland" describes and evaluates Quality Assurance processes in calendar year 2009. Acknowledgements: This report was prepared by faculty and staff of 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, Terry V. Shaw, Haksoon Ahn, and Nina Esaki co-manage the interagency agreement that supports the development of this report. Terry V. Shaw and Haksoon Ahn developed the performance indicators found in this report with the assistance of David Ayer from DHR/SSA. Carnitra White, Richard Larson, David Ayer and Linda Carter at DHR/SSA guided the activities of the outcomes measurement and performance indicators process.
    • Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 4th Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report

      Shaw, Terry V.; Ahn, Haksoon (2010-12)
      Executive Summary: The Child Welfare Accountability Act of 2006 (Maryland Family Law, Section 1301-1311 inclusive) specified the development and implementation of a process to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of child welfare services in Maryland that addresses the safety, permanency and well-being of children in the care and custody of the state. A set of performance indicators were established that encompassed and expanded upon extant federal measures in four areas of child welfare practice: 1. Child abuse and neglect, 2. Protecting children in out-of-home care from abuse and neglect, 3. Permanency and stability of children in out-of-home care, and 4. Effectiveness of efforts to address the health, mental health, education, and well-being of children in out-of-home care. This report, the fourth report completed, describes and documents the performance indicators mandated in the Act for the period July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 and compares the states progress in relation to outcomes from prior years. A separate companion report entitled "Quality Assurance Processes in Maryland Child Welfare" describes and evaluates Quality Assurance processes in calendar year 2010. Acknowledgements: This rport 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, Terry V. Shaw and Haksoon Ahn co-manage the interagency agreement that supports the development of this report. Terry V. Shaw developed the performance indicators found in this report with the assistance of David Ayer from DHR/SSA. Carnitra White, Richard Larson, David Ayer and Linda Carter at DHR/SSA guided the activities of the outcomes measurment and performance indicators process.
    • Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 5th Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report

      Shaw, Terry V.; Ahn, Haksoon (2011-12)
      Executive Summary: The Child Welfare Accountability Act of 2006 (Maryland Family Law, Section 1301 through 1311 inclusive) specified the development and implementation of a process to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of child welfare services in Maryland that addresses the safety, permanency and well-being of children in the care and custody of the state. A set of performance indicators were established that encompassed and expanded upon existing federal measures in four areas of child welfare practice: 1. Child abuse and neglect, 2. Protecting children in out-of-home care from abuse and neglect, 3. Permanency and stability of children in out-of-home care, and 4. The effectiveness of efforts to address the health, mental health, education, and well-being of children in out-of-home care. This report, the fifth Child Welfare Accountability, Performance Indicators report, describes and documents the performance indicators mandated in the Child Welfare Accountability Act for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Comparisons are included in relation to outcomes from prior years. A separate companion report entitled "Quality Assurance Processes in Maryland Child Welfare" describes and evaluates Quality Assurance processes in calendar year 2011. Acknowledgements: Report prepared by the 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). Terry V. Shaw and Haksoon Ahn co-manage the interagency agreement that supports the development of this report. Terry V. Shaw developed the performance indicators found in this report with the assistance of David Ayer and Laurie Dodd from DHR/SSA. Carnitra White, David Ayer and Linda Carter at DHR/SSA guided the activities of the outcomes measurement and performance indicators process
    • Screening for neglect prevention: Can the community identify families at risk for neglect?

      Ernst, Joy Swanson; DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard; Ting, Laura (2001-06-20)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 9th Annual American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), Washington, DC, June 20-23, 2001. Highlights screening criteria and identification of needs for families at possible risk of neglect.
    • Structured decision making and risk assessment: assessing neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane (1998-11-16)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 12th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cincinnati, November 16-21, 1998. Highlights child neglect risk issues and assessment techniques.