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dc.contributor.authorKaye, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorDePanfilis, Diane
dc.descriptionPROJECT NAME: Child Welfare Accountability: Efficiency and Effectiveness of Child Welfare Services. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Diane DePanfilis, PhD. PROJECT DATES: 1/1/2007-06/15/2008; 6/16/2008-6/15-2009. COLLABORATORS: University of Maryland School of Social Work's Ruth H. Young Center for Families & Children. Department of Human Resources, Social Service Administration.en_US
dc.description.abstractExecutive 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMaryland Higher Education Commission(MHEC)- yr 1; Maryland Department of Human Resources - yr 2.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsExecutive Summary; Evaluation of Maryland's Quality Assurance System; Summary of Recommendations; Introduction; Evaluation of Maryland's Quality Assurance System; Local Self-Assessment; Onsite Review; Program Improvement Plan (PIP); Local Supervisory Review; Recommendations for Improvement; Improve Sampling Strategies; Increase Technical Assistance for Local Departments; Automate Data Collection; Consider Redesigning the Onsite Review Process
dc.relation.ispartofseriesChild Welfare Research;
dc.relation.isreferencedbyChild welfare accountability: Annual report on Maryland performance indicatorsen_US
dc.subjectMaryland Child Welfare Accountability Act (2006)en_US
dc.subjectUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work--Projects and Reportsen_US
dc.subject.lcshChild welfare--Maryland--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshFamily social work
dc.subject.lcshFoster parents--Maryland
dc.titleChild welfare accountability: evaluating quality assurance processes in Maryland.en_US
dc.title.alternativeQuality Assurance Processes in Maryland Child Welfare. 1st Annual Child Welfare Accountability Reporten_US
dc.title.alternativeResearch in Support of Child Welfare Policy & Programs
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.typeAnnual Reporten_US

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