Family Outcomes

Now What? From Outcomes to Implementation

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Karen Blase

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented as the closing plenary at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Our outcomes data collection systems are in place; now what? Let's celebrate our successes and start thinking about using the data to promote systems change and improve services for children and families. This presentation focused on how implementation science and systems change concepts can inform the timely and effective use of data to benefit young children with disabilities and their families.

National Data on Child and Family Outcomes: Why? How? What Next?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler and Lauren Barton, ECO at SRI International; Lynne Kahn, ECO at FPG/UNC; Charles Greenwood and Dale Walker, ECO at The University of Kansas

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 23rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. This presentation provides an overview of the OSEP child and family outcomes requirements, illustrates how the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) can be used to address the child outcomes requirements, and answers questions regarding validity and reliability. Also presents data on the work being conducted by states regarding child and family outcomes measurement. 

Making Family Outcome Data Representative of the State

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Linda Goodman and Alice Ridgeway (CT Part C), and Rosanne Griff-Cabelli and Sue Campbell (DE Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

How do you determine whether your family outcome data is representative of the state population? Two states shared what they are doing regarding what data to collect, ways to collect it, how to analyze it for "representativeness" and why they decided to go that route.

Linking Early Intervention Quality Practices With Child and Family Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Sherry Franklin, Kathi Gillaspy, Anne Lucas, Beth Tolley, and Sharon Walsh

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. In this session, presenters shared and discussed using data to improve quality practices and results for children and families. The DAC model process for using data for local improvement was shared as a tool states can use. In addition, a resource document developed to assist states in identifying ways to improve results for children and families participating in Part C early intervention services through implementation of quality practices was shared. The document lists key quality practices that, when implemented, will have direct impact on child and family outcomes. Two states describes how they have and/or plan to use the document for improving practices in their states. Ample opportunity for discussion about using data to improve quality practices and results was provided.

Levels of Representativeness: How to Examine and Use Family Survey Data to Plan for Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (NECTAC and ECO at UNC/FPG), Batya Elbaum (DAC FL), and Melissa Raspa (ECO at RTI)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Participants were provided an opportunity to examine sample data and discuss different aspects of the issue of representativeness. These included:
1) response rates- did everyone who was supposed to respond to the survey actually respond?
2) proportional representation- how close do the response rate percentages match the comparison data for different variables of interest?
3) within subgroups, are respondents "representative" of their group? ; and
4) how do we use this information to target program improvement issues?

Analysis Steps the Early Childhood Outcomes Center Used to Generate National Numbers for Categories A-E and the Summary Statements and Results

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Lynne Kahn

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This paper presents background on the methodologies and processes used in determining the national results reported annually.

Know Thy Children Well: A Three State Panel Discussion About Early Childhood Data Collection

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Baron Holmes, Susan Illgen, Phil Koshkin, and Philip Sirinides

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. A three state panel engaged participants in discussion and shared lessons learned about their experiences in collecting, analyzing, and linking early childhood data with public school data. Maryland, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are three premier states whose processes for ensuring data collected birth to school age are linked to important K-12 and post-secondary outcomes. The objectives of the session were: (1) experience discourse among colleagues about the importance of quality early childhood data collection and linkage to K-12, including exemplary uses of early childhood data among children with disabilities; (2) hear from state experts about their state early childhood data systems and how they have used data to impact program, funding, and training decisions; and (3) develop an awareness about how different approaches for linking agency data across programs can improve child outcomes and lead to changed local and state policy.

It's Getting Better All the Time: Look at Practice Quality to Improve Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Robin McWilliam

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Specific practices in Part C and preschool special education have the potential to make a difference in child and family outcomes. What are these key practices that go beyond compliance with IDEA? How can we collect different levels of data on quality? I've got to admit it's getting better/A little better all the time.

It's Essential, Not Just Icing on the Cake: Family Participation in State Outcomes Measurement Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Diana Colgrove (ICC Parent, MT Part C), Julie Lagos (ICC Parent, MI Part C), Michelle Lewis (Parent/PTI/ICC, NH Part C), Carolyn Stiles (NH Part C), Erica Swanson (MT Part C), Vanessa Winborne (MI Part C)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session highlighted the parent-professional partnerships in three states and how those relationships have led to more successful child and family outcome measurement systems. Participants heard from the family perspective about how families have been and can be involved in state outcomes measurement systems. Following the presentations, time was devoted to discussing family involvement as a way to improve the overall OMS, increase family survey response rates, interpret SPP/APR data, plan SPP/APR improvement strategies, and ultimately improve outcomes for children and families.

It's a Family Affair: Support Families To Improve Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Robin McWilliam

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. To get significant improvement in child outcomes, we might need to remember who has the biggest influence on their behavior and learning. What are we doing with families during home visits and through our preschool services? Are our supports to families specific and relevant enough to sustain families implementing interventions as part of parenting? Blood's thicker than mud.

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