Main title

Report
Making the Most of Your
Composite Computational
Spreadsheet:
Tools from California
Presenters
University of California at Berkeley
Center for Social Services Research
Barbara Needell, MSW, PhD
Principal Investigator
[email protected]
Daniel Webster, PhD
Project Director
[email protected]
William Dawson, MSW
Project Manager
[email protected]
California Department of
Social Services
Linda Hockman, Chief
Outcomes & Accountability Bureau
[email protected]
Debbie Williams, MSW, Chief
Child Welfare Data Analysis Bureau
[email protected]
Introduction
• Outcomes & Accountability System in
California
• Infrastructure
• Tools from the Computational Spreadsheet
• Case Study
California-Child and Family Services
Review
Outcomes & Accountability System
History
• AB636
• Shift from compliance to continuous quality
improvement – outcome driven and partnering
• Aligns with the federal CFSR
• Four step process
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Peer Quality Case Review (PQCR)
County Self Assessment (CSA)
System Improvement Plan (SIP)
Quarterly Data Reports
C-CFSR Process
Peer Quality
Case Review
PQCR
Quarterly
Data
System
Improvement
Plan
Reports
County SelfAssessment
Quarterly Contacts
• Continuous quality improvement
• Co-joint analysis of county performance – tie
data to practice
• Review of quarterly data and SIP progress
• Technical assistance
California’s Data System
• CWS/CMS:
– Became operational in 1997
– Contains over 200 data tables
– More than 400 data entry screens
– Has about 19,500 users who turnover frequently
– Archived 1,303,998 cases and 5,389,330 referrals
– Currently Active: 116,585 cases and 33,721
referrals
Making Analysis Transparent
• Accessible to All
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Uniform across state
Continuous feedback loop
Drill down to details
Easily accessible
• Quality Improvement
– Local staff must be able to question/challenge analysis, and get
an explanation
– Should be viewed as a learning process, not punitive
– Continually test data.
– Communicate with users
Differentiated Roles
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Collaboration:
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California Department of Social Services
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Center for Social Services Research, UC Berkeley
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Children’s Research Center
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Statewide Data Committee
CDSS & UC Berkeley share responsibility for child welfare reporting, analysis, and official
publications
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http://cssr.berkeley.edu/ucb_childwelfare/
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http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/research/default.htm
State and UC Berkeley data reports
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Public
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Aggregated data, providing drill down to county level
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Dynamic stratification
Tools from the
Computational Spreadsheet
Case Study

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