Research and Evaluation Projects

CWA
Child Welfare Accountability

The Child Welfare Accountability project works on development and implementation of a process to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of Maryland’s child welfare services. The services assessed address the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in the care and custody of the state.  The continuous examination of child welfare services in Maryland includes: 

  • Technical reviews of MD DHR processes,
  • Consultation on existing quality assurance measures,
  • Evaluation of the family centered practice model,
  • Foster parents survey for recruitment and retention, 
  • Analysis of local supervisory review instruments,
  • Child welfare data available through Maryland's Children's Electronic Social Services Information Exchange system (MDCHESSIE).

REPORTS

2016 Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators, a legislatively mandated report in response to SB567 (2015 Regular Session).  Funded by Maryland Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration, Baltimore, MD:  University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work.

2015 Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators, a legislatively mandated report in response to SB567 (2015 Regular Session).  Funded by Maryland Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration, Baltimore, MD:  University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work.

Shaw, T.V. (2015). "An Examination of Reentry into State Sponsored Out of Home Care after Reunification in Maryland."  Funded by Maryland Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration, Baltimore, MD:  University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work.

Ahn, H., O'Connor, J., Moore, J., & Denlinger, J. (July 2012). "The joy on the kids' faces when they smile and know that they're being loved and taken care of." Annual report of the Maryland Foster Parent Survey. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Ahn, H., O'Connor, J., & Shaw, T.V. (July 2011). "Children need love and stability. We wanted to give a child the chance at life." Annual report of the Maryland Foster Parent Survey. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Shaw, T.V., & Ahn, H. (December 2011). Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 5th Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Gregory, G. & Esaki, N. (May 2010). "Local Supervisory Review Instrument State Data Report 2010." Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Moothart, S., Gregory, G., & Esaki, N. (August 2010). "There is value in knowing you are serving another human being". Annual report jof the Maryland Foster Parent Survey. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Shaw, T.V. & Ahn, H. (December 2010). Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 4th Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

 

Gregory, G. & Kaye, S. (2009). "The experience of being a foster parent is invaluable to the Children". Annual report of the Maryland foster Parent Survey. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Shaw, T.V., Ahn, H., & DePanfilis, D. (December 2009). Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 3rd Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Closson, S. & Kaye, S. (2009). Findings from the 2008 Local Supervisory Review. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Shaw, T., Kaye, S., & DePanfilis, D. (December 2008). Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 2nd Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

DePanfilis, D., Kaye, S. (September 2008). Findings from the 2007 Local Supervisory Review. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.