Provider Impact on Placement Outcomes.
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Center for State Child Welfare Data.
State Resource Technical Report
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
201 East Washington Avenue, Second Floor P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
This report describes provider effects on permanency outcomes for children placed in out-of-home care. The analysis explored the impact of child placing, group home, and residential care providers. Findings revealed that after controlling for county effects, placement type, the length of stay, and characteristics of the children, 31 out of 188 providers had statistically significant effects on permanency. Out of those 31 providers, 21 providers performed above their expected outcome and 10 providers performed below their expected outcome. It concludes that all else being equal, when a given child is placed his or her probability to exit is affected by provider specific contributions. 4 references.
Wisconsin; foster children; foster care; foster parents; child placement; predictor variables; permanency; outcomes; data analysis; group homes