Beyond Counting: Strategies to Collect and (Actually) Use Your FTC Data
August 30, 2022 | 11 – 12:30 PT | 12 – 1:30 MT | 1 – 2:30 CT | 2 – 3:30 ET
FTC teams can use data to increase referrals and engagement, achieve equitable access and results, identify barriers to success, and support sustainability—all with the common purpose of improving outcomes for children, parents, and family members affected by SUDs. The FTC Best Practices Standards recommend that FTC teams engage in a process of continuous quality improvement, monitor performance, and use information to improve policies and practices.
Team members often understand the importance of data tracking but struggle to identify specific steps to collect, share, and use FTC data to improve family outcomes. This Practice Academy course is meant for all team members and provides concrete instruction for using data to assist with data-driven decision-making, identifying disparities and disproportionality, and sustainability planning.
1. Explore why all team members must “care enough to count” and how data-driven decision-making improves outcomes for children, parents, and families.
2. Learn innovative strategies, key lessons, and takeaways about using data to inform decision-making, policy and system improvements, and sustainability planning
3. Design a data dashboard that meets your FTC’s needs for tracking outcomes, progress, and equity in access and outcomes
4. Commit to action: Use our Action Plan template, write in your next steps, and post it near your workspace or pin it as a reminder to take action. How will your team take families further?
The Course #2 Live Conversation on August 30, 2022 featured:
- Rob Rosenhaus, Center for Children and Family Futures
- Ashay Shah, Center for Children and Family Futures
- Mikala Meize-Bowers, Senior Research Associate, Washington State Center for Court Research
- Ashley Armstrong, FTC Project Director, Greene County (MO) Juvenile Office
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