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Archive: November 2019

The independent Tennessee Accountability Center, housed at The Center for State Child Welfare Data at Chapin Hall, has produced its fourth report, focusing on the growing population of foster children in Tennessee in recent years and unpacking the reasons for it. This is the first in a series of new reports - two targeted reports and two comprehensive reports - to cover the period through December 31, 2020.... Read more >
In this report, findings from the evaluation of Youth Villages’ Intercept® program will be shared.  Intercept is an intensive in-home services program that targets families with children at risk of placement. Results indicate that Intercept does significantly reduce the risk of placement, especially during the 3-6 months post-referral.  Findings also suggest that the effects are sustained up to one year after the intervention ends.... Read more >

Chapin Hall and the Center for State Child Welfare Data are pleased to offer Advanced Analytics for Child Welfare Administration from June 17-19, 2019 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Due to popular demand, we have designed this particular iteration of the course specifically for members of the Illinois child welfare community. The class is designed expressly to help public and private agency managers build skills in using administrative data to make informed policy and practice decisions and improve outcomes for the children and families in their care. Who should take Advanced Analytics? This course is designed for public and private agency child welfare managers who work directly with information resources and who are in a position to influence the use of information in their organization. The course is targeted specifically to those in leadership positions who are empowered to facilitate best practices in measurement and evidence-based decision making within their child welfare agencies. Advanced Analytics is… Read more >