Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

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Child Welfare Policy & Program Information Webinars

The Child Welfare and Youth Justice Webinars provides links to informative and educational webinars related to specific child welfare and youth justice policies and programs. These webinars provide an introduction to and/or information related to policy or program information issued by the Division of Safety and Permanence.  It does not represent the actual policy or program information.  The newest webinar is listed at the top within each program section. Find the topic of information in the list below.  Clicking on the video link will provide the content on the screen.

Administrative

CFSR Round 3 Webinar Series

Wisconsin has developed a five-part webinar series to provide an overview of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 3 taking place in 2015-2018. Wisconsin is scheduled to participate in the CFSR process in Federal Fiscal Year, 2018, a date has not yet been established.

CFSR Background and Purpose

The first webinar provides background information and a summary of the overall CFSR process.

Introduction to CFSR Round 3 Performance Measures and Wisconsin Statewide Performance

The second webinar introduces the 7 child welfare performance metrics. It also looks at Wisconsin historical and current performance relative to both the current national standard and select comparison states.

Summary of Wisconsin Case Review for CFSR

The third webinar provides an overview of the case review process that examines child safety, permanence, and well-being factors which are analyzed as part of the CFSR.

CFSR Systemic Factors

The fourth webinar describes systemic variables each state must assess for continuous improvement as part of the CFSR process.

CFSR Round 3 Performance Measures: Definitions and Calculations

The fifth webinar is optional. It is available for those who are interested in a technical deep-dive of the 7 performance metrics. The webinar starts with some context and terminology to facilitate the understanding of the measures (particularly around the various timeframes), followed by the definition, example, and calculation for each of the 7 performance metrics.

DCF has created a CFSR Performance Measures Guide summarizing the CFSR Round 3 Performance Measures. Feel free to use this 7-page document as a reference and a guide.

Are you now a Child and Family Services Review expert? Take the CFSR Performance Measures Quiz and find out! Check your answers with the Answer Key.

Case Practice

Child Protective Services Response to Non-Caregiver Cases of Child Sex Trafficking

Federal Public Law 114-22 and 2015 Wisconsin Act 367 - requires the investigation of all cases of alleged child sex trafficking, regardless of the type of relationship between alleged victims of sex trafficking and the alleged maltreaters. Effective May 29, 2017.

The material provides an overview and describes the related policy presented in Child Welfare Policy Memo 2017-07. The information is available in variety of formats.

Child Protective Services Response to Non-Caregiver Cases of Child Sex Trafficking

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Protective Planning

Webinars

Present Danger Assessment (PDA) and Protective Plans: A Year in Review examines the updated protective planning policy since 2016. Featured is the Wisconsin Protective Plan outcomes with supporting data analysis. The material is available in three formats.

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Parental Protective Capacities and Protective Planning is an overview of the role of parental protective capacities when establishing a Protective Plan with a family. The material is available in three formats.

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Child Vulnerability and Protective Planning reviews the role of assessing child vulnerability in creating an effective Protective Plan

Present Danger Assessments and Plans – June 2016 Policy Change can be viewed for more information about eWiSACWIS functionality, the updated form, and policy requirements

Resources

Systems Change Reviews

A Systems Change Review is applied to a subset of cases referred to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) by the local child welfare agency under Wisconsin Act 78. The review is collaboration between:

  • Local child welfare agency
  • Tribes
  • Community stakeholders
  • DCF
  • Other relevant parties

DCF Vision for Systems Change Review

Interview with Emily Erickson, Section Chief of BSWB discussing why DCF transitioned to the Systems Change Review Process

Systems Change Review Process

A deeper dive into the flowchart and process of the Systems Change Review

Old View versus New View

Philosophical shift of the review of the case and who should be held accountable

Transitions

Six transitions to a new view on how to review eligible cases

Debriefing Process

The importance of the debriefing process to gather extra information not found in the case file

Mapping Process

Using the mapping session to focus on analyzing the systemic influences on the case

Placement

Geographic Placement Resource System (GPRS)

The Geographic Placement Resource System (GPRS) can help caseworkers and agencies find foster care placements for children throughout Wisconsin. The GPRS uses geo-mapping to map all out-of-home care providers and foster children throughout Wisconsin, as well as the United States if Wisconsin is responsible for those providers and children.

Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS)

The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) webinar provides child welfare professionals and out-of-home care providers with detailed information about the requirement to promote normalcy experiences for children and youth placed in out-of-home care.   

Programs & Services

Domestic Abuse Program Annual Report

This webinar covers the requirements of the Department of Children and Families Domestic Abuse Program Annual Report, including data definitions and tips for accurate reporting.

Domestic Abuse Program Outcomes

This webinar covers the required outcomes for Domestic Abuse Programs, reviews the survey tools designed to collect the outcomes, and discusses protocols to collect the outcomes.

Youth Services

National Youth in Transition Database Webinar (NYTD)

Youth are contacted by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC). The UWSC contacts eligible 17-,19-, and 21-year old youth currently or formerly placed in foster care. They also contact caseworkers and independent living coordinators when a survey is due for a youth in their county or region.

For more details on how the survey is administered, please watch the:

National Youth in Transition Database Webinar

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