Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

by Mark F. Testa, John Poertner
     
 

This work presents a model of child welfare decision making that holds public officials answerable for the integrity and validity of the actions they take on behalf of the children and families in their care.See more details below

Overview

This work presents a model of child welfare decision making that holds public officials answerable for the integrity and validity of the actions they take on behalf of the children and families in their care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195321302
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/04/2010
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Mark F. Testa

2. Child Welfare in the 21st Century: Outcomes, Value Tensions, and Agency Risks
Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

3. Logic of Results-Oriented Accountability: Populations, Interventions, Comparisons, and Outcomes
Mark F. Testa

4. Monitoring Outcomes in Child Welfare
Tom McDonald and Mark F. Testa

5. Data for Analysis and Planning
Mark F. Testa

6. Research Review of Evidence in Child Welfare
John Poertner

7. Evaluation of Child Welfare Interventions
Mark F. Testa

8. Results-Oriented Management: Using Evidence for Quality Improvement
Terry Moore

9. Flexibility, Innovation, and Experimentation: The Rise and Fall of Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations
Mark Testa

10. Performance-Based Contracting: Aligning Incentives with Outcomes to Produce Results
Ken Taylor and Michael Shaver

11. Fostering and Sustaining University/Agency Partnerships
Joan Zlotnik

12. Conclusion
Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

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