Outcomes Projects Resources
Blumberg, Stephen; Carle, Adam; O’Connor, Kathleen; Moore, Kristin Anderson; & Lippman, Laura. (2008). Social Competence: Development of an Indicator for Children and Adolescents. Child Indicators Research, 1, pp. 176-197.
Connolly, Marie. (2007). Practice Frameworks: Conceptual Maps to Guide Interventions in Child Welfare. British Journal of Social Work, 37, pp. 825-837.
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Vandivere, Sharon; Atienza, Astrid; & Thiot, Tatia. (2008). Developing a Monitoring System for Indicators in Middle Childhood: Identifying Measures. Child Indicators Research, 1, pp. 129-155.
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Vandivere, Sharon; Kinukawa, Akemi; & Ling, Thomson. (2009). Creating a Longitudinal Indicator: an Exploratory Analysis of Turbulence. Child Indicators Research, 2, pp. 5-32.
Trocmé, Nico; MacLaurin, Bruce; & Fallon, Barbara. (2000). Canadian Child Welfare Outcomes Indicator Matrix: An Ecological Approach to Tracking Service Outcomes. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 4(1); pp. 165-190.
Trocmé, Nico. (2003). The Importance of Process in Developing Outcomes Measures: Keynote address. National Outcomes Symposium, Ottawa. Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare.
Vandivere, Sharon & McPhee, Cameron. (2008). Methods for Tabulating Indices of Child Well-Being and Context: An Illustration and Comparison of Performance in 13 American States. Child Indicators Research, 1, pp. 251-290.
Toolkits and Resources to Develop a Child Welfare Outcomes Monitoring System
Child Welfare Information Gateway
U.K. Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Administration for Children and Families Children’s Bureau Child Welfare Monitoring resources
Child Welfare League of America Research to Practice Toolkit Series
Examples of Child Welfare Outcomes Monitoring Systems:
The California Department of Social Services in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley has developed the Child Welfare Dynamic Reporting Interface providing national information about children involved in the child protection system:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Administration for Children and Families Children’s Bureau gathers national information related to child abuse and neglect using two primary reporting systems: AFCARS and NCANDS.
The Adoption and Foster Care Reporting and Analysis System (AFCARS) provides a collection of information regarding children in foster care and adoption placements:
The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems (NCANDS) provides information concerning child welfare investigations and national child welfare outcomes:
The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) is an initiative intended to promote evidence based practice in the area of child welfare by making child welfare specific data easily accessible to researchers:
Department for Children, Schools and Families Every Child Matters Program focused on five outcomes for children and young people: health, safety, enjoyment and achievement, positive contributions, and economic well-being. Information is gathered on components of these outcomes:
Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO) is an England based organization that supports child welfare service providers in developing better practice:
The Australian Institute of Family Studies National Child Protection Clearinghouse provides a collection of publications related to various child welfare topics including child welfare outcomes data:
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the National Child Information Advisory Group also collects information regarding national indicators of children’s health: