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Ohio Soar Project: Final Report

The Ohio Soar Project is an evaluation of Ohio’s three-year Differential Response project funded by the Children’s Bureau Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response. Differential Response is an emerging child welfare model which creates two tracks for referred families: for more high-risk families, the traditional “investigation” response (TR) is provided, while Alternative Response (AR) offers families a more critical role in assuring the safety and well-being of their children … Read More

Date: 11/2013

Author(s): Julie Murphy, Linda Newton-Curtis, Madeleine Kimmich

NCI Annual Summary Report 2011-2012

National Core Indicators (NCI) began in 1997 as a collaborative effort between the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). The goal of the program was to encourage and support NASDDDS member agencies to develop a standard set of performance measures that could be used by states to manage quality and across states for making comparisons and setting benchmarks. Fifteen states initially stepped forward to work … Read More

Date: 11/2013

Author(s): NASDDDS & HSRI

Family Engagement – Presented at the QIC-DR Conference

Presentation: Family Engagement, Exploring  Common Understanding and Methods To Assess Family Engagement What does it mean? How do we know if we are doing 'it'? … Read More

Date: 11/2012

Author(s): Julie Murphy, Kevin E. Brown

Perils, Pitfalls and Successes: Randomized Control Trial of Differential Response

  Perils, Pitfalls and Successes: Randomized Control Trial of Differential Response AEA Annual Conference November 2010 Presentation: Perils, Pitfalls and Successes: Randomized Control Trial of Differential ResponseAEA Annual Conference November 2010   … Read More

Date: 11/2010

Author(s): HSRI

Evaluation of Differential Response in Ohio: Challenges in Implementing a Randomized Control Tria

In 2010, the Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response (QIC-DR), funded by the Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, began a three-site study of the impact of differential response (DR) on outcomes for children in the child welfare system. Using a randomized controlled trial methodology, this study seeks to replicate and extend previous research, and to contribute materially to the question of whether DR is an evidence-based practice (i.e., … Read More

Date: 3/2011

Author(s): Madeleine Kimmich, Linda Newton-Curtis

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