ProtectOHIO Kinship Supports Evaluation Brief 2016

The ProtectOHIO Kinship Supports intervention is a method designed to promote kinship placement as best practice, increasing attention to and support for kinship placements, caregivers, and families. Its purpose is to ensure that kinship caregivers have the support they need to meet the child’s physical, emotional, financial, and basic needs. This brief shares the findings of HSRI's evaluation of Kinship Supports in 16 Ohio Public Children Services Agencies as part of … Read More

Date: 07/2016

Author(s): HSRI

ProtectOHIO Family Team Meetings Evaluation Brief 2016

Family Team Meetings (FTM) are a method for engaging family members and people who can support the family in a process of collaborative case decision-making. Designed to increase the likelihood of creating a realistic and achievable case plan that will lead to lasting safety and permanency for children, FTMs provide an opportunity for parents, extended family, service providers, and members of the family’s natural support system to build partnerships. This brief shares the … Read More

Date: 07/2016

Author(s): HSRI

Final Evaluation Report: ProtectOHIO - Third Waiver Period

The Final Evaluation Report: ProtectOHIO - Third Waiver Period explores the impact of the Title IV-E Waiver (a national child welfare demonstration project) in 16 participating Ohio counties. Since 1997, these child welfare agencies have used flexible federal funding sources to enhance services and provide family-driven supports in an effort to reduce their use of foster care. This evaluation report examines the implementation of system reform efforts made possible by the Waiver, specifically focusing on two main … Read More

Date: 02/2016

Author(s): Cailin Wheeler, Linda Newton-Curtis, Alli Schisler, Justin Vollet

The Riot! - Issue 36: We Belong

The Riot! Staff teamed up with People First of Canada (PFC) to create the first-ever Canadian issue of The Riot. In this Maple Leaf Edition, PFC members share their stories of belonging. … Read More

Date: 02/2016

Author(s): The Riot! Staff

Supported Decision-Making Pilot: Year 1 Evaluation Report

This report presents the results of the first-year evaluation of a pilot project in western Massachusetts. The pilot project is a joint initiative between the Center for Public Representation and Nonotuck Resource Associates. The report notes key lessons learned and provides recommendations for those looking to implement supported decision-making (SDM). As stated in the report, CPR and Nonotuck established a cooperative organizational foundation for SDM, invested considerable resources in SDM education … Read More

Date: 12/2015

Author(s): Elizabeth Pell and Virginia Mulkern

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