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Fostering accountability : using evidence to guide and improve child welfare policy

Author: Mark Testa; John Poertner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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This work presents a model of child welfare decision making that holds public officials answerable for the integrity and validity of the actions they take on behalf of the children and families in their care.
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Fostering accountability.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009031030
(OCoLC)429634772
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Testa; John Poertner
ISBN: 9780199717484 0199717486
OCLC Number: 540583317
Description: 1 online resource (x, 390 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction / Mark F. Testa --
2. Child welfare in the twenty-first century: outcomes, value tensions, and agency risks / Mark F. Testa and John Poertner --
3. Logic of results-oriented accountability: populations, interventions, comparisons, and outcomes / Mark F. Testa --
4. Outcomes monitoring in child welfare / Tom McDonald and Mark F. Testa --
5. Data for policy planning and analysis / Mark F. Testa --
6. Research review of evidence in child welfare / John Poertner --
7. Evaluation of child welfare interventions / Mark F. Testa --
8. Results-oriented management: using evidence for quality improvement / Terry Moore --
9. Flexibility, innovation, and experimentation: the rise and fall of child welfare waiver demonstrations / Mark F. Testa --
10. Performance-based contracting : aligning incentives with outcomes to produce results / Ken Taylor and Michael Shaver --
11. Fostering and sustaining university/agency partnerships / Joan Levy Zlotnik --
12. Conclusion / Mark F. Testa and John Poertner.
Responsibility: edited by Mark F. Testa, John Poertner.
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This work presents a model of child welfare decision making that holds public officials answerable for the integrity and validity of the actions they take on behalf of the children and families in their care.

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