Speaking the Same Language. Understanding Multiple Meanings of Terms Used by Child Welfare Program and IT/Data Staff to Support Diligent Recruitment.
National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment. AdoptUSKids.
Data is a crucial tool for developing and implementing comprehensive diligent recruitment programs and plans. As the child welfare field becomes increasingly data informed and data driven, there is great growth in communication and collaboration between child welfare program staff and staff focused on data or information technology (IT). This collaboration can create valuable new approaches for integrating data and continuous quality improvement (CQI) into the work of recruiting, developing, and supporting families, but it may also involve some confusion as program staff and data/IT staff try to understand key terms and phrases that their colleagues use.
CHILD-SPECIFIC RECRUITMENT; FOSTER PARENT RECRUITMENT; MINORITY RECRUITMENT; CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT