AISP Q&A with Christopher Kelleher of Pay for Prevention at OHSU’s Center for Evidence-based Policy

Christopher Kelleher, from OHSU’s Center for Evidence-based Policy, discusses Pay for Prevention Program Q1. How did the Pay for Prevention program start? CK Response: In 2009, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and former Governor John Kitzhaber initiated an effort, subsequently titled Pay for Prevention, to answer two questions: (A) How can Oregon harness high-quality evidence and data…

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Allegheny County’s Research on Integrated Administrative Data That Improves Foster Care Outcomes is Highlighted in GovTech Article

“Sharing Data Key to Improving Foster Care Outcomes”  “An average of 32 percent of foster students change schools in a given year, making data sharing imperative to improving their educational success.” States that share data among child welfare and education agencies have a better chance of lessening some of the barriers foster care students face…

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Administrative Data Documents Challenges of High-Needs Students

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), in collaboration with the Research and Data Analysis Division, recently released “School Works,” a study utilizing administrative data from multiple sources to measure the effects of frequent school mobility. It primarily takes data from INVEST, a cross-agency limited dataset containing data from the DSHS Integrated…

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New CA Bill Cites Administrative Data

A bill recently introduced to the California State Senate – Assembly Bill (AB) 388 – refers to administrative data to reflect perils of foster youth involved in the juvenile justice system. It aims to prevent foster youth from being arrested or charged for misbehavior they would only experience in foster care. The bill would limit…

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Housing Instability and Homelessness Endangers Emancipated Foster Youth

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), together with the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA), has released a report titled “The Housing Status and Well-Being of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in Washington State.” This study recounts the housing outcomes of 1,116 youth that graduated from the foster care system…

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Breakthrough Study Finds Foster Youth Face Significant Academic Hurdles

A new study, Foster Youth Transitions, released by the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Social Science Research (CSSR), with funding from the Stuart Foundation, examines the educational outcomes of foster youth in comparison to peers from similar disadvantaged backgrounds. Foster youth often experience instability and…

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Foster Parent Survey: DSHS Foster Parents Speak–New Report from Washington State

Abstract: Between April 2012 and August 2012, DSHS surveyed 1,371 foster parents who had a child in care on February 13, 2012 or May 15, 2012. These foster parents were asked about their satisfaction with support and training provided by Children’s Administration and private agencies contracted by the Administration to provide services to foster parents….

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