Evaluation and Data Use

Building Capacity to Effectively Share and Use Data
This blog post highlights why and how child welfare agencies can build capacity to share and use data through visualization.
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Lessons Learned While Conducting Utilization-Focused Workforce Evaluation
This brief highlights strategies that evaluators can use to improve the utilization of child welfare workforce research, based on the experience of the QIC-WD.
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Introduction to Data Dictionaries
This blog post describes how data dictionaries can position child welfare agencies to leverage their human resources data for workforce development.
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Introduction to Workforce Metrics
This blog post describes two primary workforce outcomes—performance and retention—and how agencies can use workforce metrics to measure them.
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Perspectives on Multi-Intervention, Multi-Design Evaluation for the Child Welfare Workforce
Multi-site, multi-intervention, multi-design evaluations are complicated. This post summarizes key evaluation challenges and the QIC-WD's solutions to addressing complex issues inherent in child welfare workforce research.
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Does Your Agency Embrace Evidence-Based Management Practices?
The QIC-WD is using an assessment tool to help Institute participants determine if they practice evidence-based management.
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Eight Child Welfare Jurisdictions Selected to Participate in QIC-WD Institute
The Child Welfare Workforce Analytics Institute is a short-term program to further the work of the QIC-WD. We received applications from across the country and, after thorough review, are pleased to announce the eight jurisdictions that were selected.
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Texas Decreased Caseworker Turnover. The QIC-WD is Implementing and Testing Some of Their Strategies and Building Evidence
The QIC-WD is dedicated to building evidence. Foundational work in the early years of the Center included combing the literature from multiple fields (e.g., business, education, industrial-organizational psychology) to inform strategies to strengthen the
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Recent Research to Build Knowledge of the Child Welfare Workforce
Child welfare worker turnover is costly and can negatively affect the relationship between families and the child welfare agency.
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Using Technology to Reduce the Burden of Paperwork: Preliminary Lessons Learned from the QIC-WD Virginia Site
The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) partnered with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) in 2017 to conduct research examining the efficacy of technology interventions aimed at reducing child welfare staff turnove
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