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Title: GUIDE TO DOCUMENTING A LOCAL PROGRAM - THE CHILD WELFARE RESOURCE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Corporate Author: Mott-McDonald Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 59
Sponsoring Agency: Mott-McDonald Associates, Inc
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Contract Number: DHEW-105-76-1130
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A GUIDE IS PROVIDED FOR DOCUMENTING SUCCESSFUL CHILD WELFARE PROGRAMS FOR INCLUSION IN THE CHILD WELFARE RESOURCE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR SHARING KNOWLEDGE ON CHILDREN.
Abstract: THE PURPOSE OF THE CHILD WELFARE RESOURCE INFORMATION EXCHANGE IS TO IDENTIFY SUCCESSFUL CHILD WELFARE PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES AND TO STIMULATE, OR TO ASSIST IN, THE TRANSFER OF SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES TO OTHER SETTINGS. THIS GUIDE ENSURES THAT HIGH QUALITY CHILD WELFARE PROGRAMS WILL PROVIDE THE COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY FOR INCLUSION IN THE INFORMATION EXCHANGE. IT ASSISTS CHILD WELFARE PROGRAM MANAGERS IN THE DOCUMENTATION OF THEIR PROGRAM EFFORTS BY FURNISHING BOTH A RECOMMENDED PROCESS AND FORMAT. SECTION I OF THE GUIDE DESCRIBES THE DOCUMENTATION PROCESS IN TERMS OF THREE ESSENTIAL TASKS: INFORMATION COLLECTIONS, ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF INFORMATION, AND REPORT WRITING. MOST OF THE SUGGESTED REPORT FORMAT IS ORGANIZED INTO SECTIONS. THE PROGRAM COMPONENTS SECTION CONSISTS OF MATERIAL ON PROGRAM ENVIRONMENT, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, AND PROGRAM OPERATIONS. THE PROGRAM ENVIRONMENT COMPONENT DESCRIBES THE PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, AND PHILOSOPHIC SETTING WITHIN WHICH THE PROGRAM FUNCTIONS. THE PROGRAM'S GOVERNANCE MECHANISM, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, FUNDING, AND THE MANAGEMENT TOOLS USED TO CONTROL PROGRAM OPERATIONS ARE DETAILED IN A SEPARATE SEGMENT. THE PROGRAM OPERATIONS COMPONENT, THE HEART OF THE DOCUMENTATION EFFORT, DESCRIBES BOTH THE PROCESS FOR SERVICE DELIVERY AND THE SERVICES THEMSELVES. AN EXAMPLE IS PROVIDED OF A CASEFLOW CHART THAT CAN BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT THE NARRATIVE OF EACH STEP IN THE PROCESS. A PROGRAM EVALUATION SECTION CAN INCLUDE FORMAL EVALUATION DATA, CASE DISPOSITION DATA, AND TESTIMONY FROM COMMUNITY LEADERS. A LENGTHY APPENDIX CONTAINS A COMPLETE EXAMPLE OF A DOCUMENTED CHILD WELFARE SERVICES PROGRAM. FIGURES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Child abuse registers; Child protection services; Child welfare; Information dissemination; Information Systems and Technology
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