Assessment and Placement Monitoring

An assessment is the dynamic process of gathering and analysing information in order to undertake informed interventions. This can include an individual assessment of a child and family, or a situational analysis if there are large numbers of vulnerable children, e.g. in an emergency. 

 

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Crystal Collins-Camargo, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, A. Nathan Verbist, Alison Krompf, Becky F. Antle - Developmental Child Welfare,

In this paper, authors demonstrate how a structured functional well-being assessment can be used with the custody population to promote an understanding of behavioral health needs, inform case planning, and measure functional improvement over time.

Bryn King, Tara Black, Barbara Fallon, Yu Lung - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study uses longitudinal administrative data to assess the decision to transfer a family to ongoing child welfare services within twelve months of an initial investigation.

CELCIS,

This report provides an insight into the Permanence and Care Excellence (‘PACE’) programme – a Quality Improvement programme underway from 2014-2020 which engaged with local authority partnerships in 27 of the 32 Scottish local authority areas. The programme was aimed at supporting local authority partnerships across Scotland to reduce permanence planning timescales for looked after infants, children and young people using a Quality Improvement framework.

Sonya J. Leathers, Roni Diamant-Wilson, Jill E. Spielfogel, Lee Annes, Amy Thomas, Shirlyn Garrett-Wilson - Children and Youth Services Review,

This research focused on a U.S. statewide program that uses team decision-making meetings to identify needs and plan services for youth who are at risk for instability while in foster care.

Kadi Lauri, Karmen Toros & Rafaela Lehtme - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This article explores children’s views and experiences of participation within the context of child protection assessment practice.

Hege Stein Helland - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article studies how three groups of professional decision-makers – child welfare workers, experts on children and judges – exercise discretion in decisions on adoption from care in the Norwegian child welfare system.

Chantal Cyr, Karine Dubois-Comtois, Daniel Paquette, Leonor Lopez, Marc Bigras - Child Maltreatment,

Two parenting capacity assessment (PCA) protocols, with a short parent-child intervention embedded in each protocol, evaluated the potential for enhanced parenting to orient child placement decision.

Louise Mc Grath-Lone, Katie Harron, Lorraine Dearden, Ruth Gilbert - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to describe the stability of care histories from birth to age 18 for children in England using a national administrative social care dataset, the Children Looked After return (CLA).

Lyson Phiri, Drosin Mulenga, Nancy Choka, Caila Brander, Nachela Chelwa, Nkomba Kayeyi - Population Council,

This case study was employed to understand actors, perceptions and document best practices by the ZAMFAM program, a project aimed at improving the care and resilience of vulnerable populations while supporting HIV epidemic control in Zambia.

A. Nathan Verbist, Andrew M. Winters, Crystal Collins-Camargo, Becky F. Antle - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study explored if domains of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment were associated with a prescribed trauma-focused treatment.