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6/10/2020

Technology Can Move Child Welfare Forward, Even Amid Budget Cuts

State budgets, heavily impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting economic fallout, are going to be tight this year. Instead of cutting important child welfare services, agencies should determine if there are ways to become more efficient in how they operate.

1/17/2019

Using Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence in Child Welfare

This article is part of a series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process.

1/16/2019

Identifying the Wishes and Fixes of Your CCWIS

This article is part of a series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process.

1/15/2019

Building CCWIS is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

This is part of a series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process. There are three main expectations for states in building a new Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS): Improve quality data collection.

1/14/2019

Joining the Child Welfare Case Management Revolution

This is a four part series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process. This series is written by Dr.

11/12/2018

California Foster Youth Builds Award-Winning App to Help Fellow Fosters Get to College

A Bay Area foster youth is racking up attention — and prize money — for an app he developed to help connect foster youth to services that will help them get into college.

8/20/2018

New York City is Building Apps to Certify Foster Parents and Help Youth in Crisis

New York City is hoping that development of better application technology can help the child welfare system quickly certify foster parents, allow those parents to communicate with each other, and provide round-the-clock assistance to foster youths.

6/13/2018

Self-Taught Techie Designs App to Get At-Risk Kids into Preschool

Steve Sturm believes every child should have the same opportunities that his 3-year-old daughter Reagan enjoys. Things like new boots, trips to the trampoline park — and preschool. But for children known to the foster care system, too many miss out on the earliest years of their education.

5/24/2018

Coding Boot Camp Gives California Foster Youth a Path to Solid Tech Careers

As a teenager, Jose Colmenares spent time sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles as a runaway before ending up in a group home for foster youth. Besides missing many days of school, he missed out on important conversations about how he would plan for the future, including developing a career.