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Enjoying spring with PCG Cares in April

With the first signs of spring in the air, PCG Cares teams in Nashville, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Phoenix were busy getting involved in their communities both indoors and outdoors this April. Read on for a selection of our volunteer experiences for the month.

31. May 2019
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    Modernizing the citizen experience in child welfare

    With the convergence of the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First Act) and the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) regulation changes, child welfare leadership are faced with the unprecedented opportunity to rethink the citizen experience. That’s according to a new blog post authored by Public Consulting Group’s Carole Hussey in collaboration with Judge James Payne.

    • 20. May 2019
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    Tips for navigating different CCWIS solutions

    Many new solutions are being designed and implemented to satisfy the requirements of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS). From platforms, to Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software, to Best-of-Breed, there are both some nuances as well as major differences in how the child welfare community is defining the various solutions in the marketplace.

    • 24. April 2019
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    Exploring the changing landscape of child welfare technology, data sharing, and Family First

    Chronicles of Social Change recently published its annual “Kids on the Hill” issue, which is the digital publication’s only print issue each year, targeted toward legislators and staffers on Capitol Hill. Notably, this year’s issue also features articles by two PCG colleagues from the Human Services team: Carole Hussey and Shell Culp.

    • 16. November 2018
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    CCWIS Data Management

    The final rule for the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) is more focused on the data rather than the system itself.  This is an important change from the previous Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) focus, and one that will have significant impact to states and tribes.  While there are still elements of the rule that affect systems design, the new focus of the CCWIS is bi-directional data exchanges with courts, education, and Medicaid claims processing systems. 

    • 16. August 2018