Being able to successfully understand and utilize data is critically important in informing and guiding case practice and program planning at the agency and unit levels. The purpose of this training is to allow supervisors and managers to develop a solid foundation in using data to inform and guide case practice and program planning within their agency and team. This course will help learners become comfortable with how to access and utilize various data sources, along with identifying reports and dashboards to assist in identifying information that is meaningful to their county’s child welfare practice and to assist in case management decisions.
Over the course of four weeks, supervisors and managers will become comfortable with how to access and utilize various data sources and identify reports and dashboards that will assist in identifying information that is meaningful to their individual agency’s child welfare practice. Key concepts include creating a data informed culture by understanding macro data sources (CFSR, PIP, CQI) and working within micro data sources (Child Welfare dashboards and eWReports available in eWiSACWIS).
The training includes a basic primer on Excel functionality and explains how to use PivotTables to quickly summarize large datasets for insight into child welfare practice to guide day-to-day work and planning. eWReports are reviewed and time is spent reviewing the Child Welfare Dashboards and using them to better inform supervisory case practice.
Please direct any questions about this course to Tammy Snortum at WCWPDS at email@example.com.