Outcomes Eval

Description:  The outcome evaluation is designed to assess the long-term goals of the project. The outcome evaluation incorporates data from the intervention counties as well as control counties and including measures related to child safety.

Outcome Goals:

  1. More children are able to remain safely in the home of their parents
  2. Increase rates of reunification for children placed in out-of-home care
  3. Reduced recurrence of child maltreatment

Data Sources:

  • Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS): Caseworkers input relevant information about a case into SACWIS including date of investigation for child abuse and neglect, outcome of the investigation, demographic information about the family (e.g., date of birth, race/ethnicity, biological sex), and major case milestones (e.g., children placed in out-of-home care, date of reunification, date case is closed).
  • UNCOPE – a 6-question screening instrument for substance abuse
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Questionnaire – to assess caregiver trauma
  • CTAC Trauma Screening Checklist – to assess child trauma