Round 4 CFSR National Call Series

This Resource page includes materials related to the series of calls the Children's Bureau hosted in preparation for Round 4 of the CFSRs. The calls provide an overview of what states can expect for each of the components of the CFSR as well as the Children's Bureau's vision for advancing equity and inclusion in the CFSR.

  • The OSRI Quality Assurance Guide is recommended for use by reviewers and those conducting all levels of quality assurance (QA) to ensure that OSRI data are accurate, complete, and consistent. The first bullet under “Period Under Review” beginning on page 2 of the QA guide has been updated to ensure consistent understanding of the practice that reviewers should assess during the PUR. Previously, a new section was added, "Instructions for Foster Care Cases Involving a Trial Home Visit (THV)," to provide guidance when rating foster care cases in which the target child or their sibling(s) went home on a trial home visit during the PUR. The English version is available now. An updated Spanish version will be posted soon.
  • The Javiar Diaz Mock Case course has been posted on the Round 4 E-Learning Academy. The course will appear automatically on your My Catalog page. After you enroll, you can find it on the My Learning page.
    • The CFSR Update for March 2024 is now available. Topics include Year 2 of the Round 4 CFSRs, the Children's Bureau clarification of parent/caregiver applicability, continuing education approval for mock case, availability of training consultations for states, program improvement planning support services, Spanish translations of CFSR materials, and reminders about additional resources.
    • The Capacity Building Center for States supports state agencies in preparing for Round 4 of the CFSRs. The Center offers publications, tools, peer networking, and technical assistance to help child welfare agencies and their partners plan and implement all phases of CFSR Round 4, from Statewide Assessment planning through Program Improvement Plan development and implementation. 
    • Guiding Principles, Framework, and Tools for the Program Improvement Plan Development Process provides guiding principles, a suggested framework, and resources and tools states can use when developing a quality Program Improvement Plan after their CFSR.
    • More materials are available under CFSR Round 4 Resources.