Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) June 30, 2012 This report summarizes Colorado’s accomplishments and changes for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 and is the third interim report for the 2010-2014 Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP).
Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) June 30, 2011. This report summarizes Colorado’s accomplishments and changes for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 and is the second interim report for the 2010-2014 Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP). Included in the report are demographic data on children served by Colorado’s child welfare system, 2009 Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) findings and Colorado’s Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) development information. Specific information is provided in the areas of training, technical assistance, management information systems and research and evaluation.
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Plan June 30, 2011. This CAPTA Plan has been developed based on reviews of the 2010 CAPTA Plan and Annual Report. It reflects the State’s current initiatives and collaborations in differential response and domestic violence and recommendations of the Citizen Advisory Panels. It is anticipated that the CAPTA Plan will serve as a guide for structuring Colorado’s use of CAPTA funding, and that it will be integrated with current child welfare initiatives, collaborations and the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Program Improvement Plan (PIP).
The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Human Services completed a review of key areas of Colorado's child welfare policy and practice to ensure substantial conformity with the State plan requirements found in titles IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act. The Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) process was initiated with an analysis of Colorado's child welfare data and the development of a Statewide Assessment of areas seen as critical to the effective functioning of Colorado's child welfare system. Colorado takes great pride in the areas found to be strengths in our child welfare system. The concerted efforts that Colorado has dedicated to improving child welfare policy and practice is clearly reflected in the Statewide Assessment and the onsite review.
Colorado's Statewide Assessment 2009
Colorado's Statewide Assessment includes a brief overview section followed by a narrative of each item. The overview includes information about Colorado, its services system, the state-county governance of Human Services, a brief summary about the three designated sites, and promising approaches and challenges encountered in child welfare systems.
The CFSR Toolkit contains information such as: Regional Information, Statewide Data Indicators, CFSR Overview, the Statewide Assessment, the Onsite Review Instrument and Instructions, Stakeholders Information, and other miscellaneous information. This document is a large PDF file so it may take a few moments to open.
CFSR Top Ten Reasons for Community Involvement
Thanks to Barbara Drake, El Paso County for sharing this information about the top ten reasons why we need community involvement to be successful with our Child and Family Services Review.
CFSR Family Involvement
A description of the States who have had or will have their onsite review in 2007, and the plans for the 2008 States focusing on the involvement of family members (birth parents, foster parents, kinship parents, adoptive parents) in the CFSR.
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