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					CFSR Outcome Goals
How will ASFA outcomes drive foster
           care practice?

Presentation at FFTA Public Policy Institute, March 2004
        by Carroll Schroeder, Executive Director,
   California Alliance of Children and Family Services
Major ASFA Indicators
   7 Child outcomes
   7 Systemic outcomes
   45 key items included in outcomes
       Child Outcomes
     Safety 1:  Children protected from abuse and neglect
     Safety 2:  Children maintained in own homes
Permanency 1:  Children have permanency and stability in
                 living situations
Permanency 2:  Preserve continuity of family relationships
 Well-being 1:  Families have enhanced capacity to provide
                 for needs of children
 Well-being 2:  Children receive services to meet educational
                 needs
 Well-being 3:  Children receive adequate services to meet
                 physical and mental health needs
Key Outcome
Driving Practice Change

        Permanence
 Systemic Outcomes
Factor 1:  Statewide information system
Factor 2:  Case review system
Factor 3:  Quality assurance system
Factor 4:  Staff and provider training
Factor 5:  Service array
Factor 6:  Agency responsiveness to community
Factor 7:  Foster and adoptive parent recruitment
Measurement
   CFSR measurement is by case file
    review
       50 cases sampled per state
   Each state determines, with federal
    approval, how it will measure and
    impact outcomes on ongoing system-
    wide basis
       Spelled out in each state’s PIP
10 Key Items
Likely to Impact Practice
   Incidence of maltreatment of children
    by out-of-home care providers
       Incidence of reports of maltreatment
       Target: <.57% of children
   Stability of foster care placement
       % of children with < 2 placements in 1st 12
        months
       Target: >86.7% of children
10 Key Items
Likely to Impact Practice
   Time to reunification
       % of children who reunify in < 12 months
       Target: >76.2% of children
   Time to adoption
       % of children who are adopted in < 24
       Target: >32% of children
10 Key Items
Likely to Impact Practice
   Proximity of foster care placement
       % of cases agency made diligent efforts to
        place children in close proximity to parents
        or relatives
   Placement with siblings
       % of cases in which siblings were placed
        together
   All targets: >90% of cases
10 Key Items
Likely to Impact Practice
   Preserving connections
       % of cases agency made diligent efforts to
        preserve children's connections to
        community, heritage, faith, and friends.
   Relationship of child in care with
    parents
       % of cases agency provided adequate
        services to support relationship
   All targets: >90% of cases
10 Key Items
Likely to Impact Practice
   Children receive appropriate services to
    meet their educational needs
       % of cases agency made diligent efforts to
        meet educational needs
   Children receive adequate services to
    meet physical and mental health needs
       % of cases agency assured physical and
        mental health needs being met
   All targets: >90% of cases

				
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