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. It contains information regarding general and item-specific issues to consider when reviewing a case or conducting QA on an OSRI. The guide also describes an approach to conducting QA that encourages discussions with reviewers before completion of the OSRI in addition to a final QA review of the instrument once it is completed.
  • Talking Points: Application of the OSRI to Cases Open as Both In-Home Services and Foster Care During the Period Under Review discusses how to handle the uncommon situation in which reviewers may receive a case that was opened for both in-home services and foster care during the period under review.
  • FAQs: Understanding Statewide Data Indicator Calculations explains various aspects of statewide data indicators, including how they are calculated and how national performance, observed performance, and Risk-Standardized Performance are used.
  • The Statewide Data Indicators Data Dictionary provides a description of each statewide data indicator and data quality check, including the numerators, denominators, risk adjustments, exclusions, and corresponding data notes.
  • More information about statewide data indicators is available from the Capacity Building Center for States.
  • Reviewer Brief: Understanding the Federal Expectations for Rating Cases gives those participating in the CFSRs a brief overview of the practices that may lead to a Strength rating in a case and the expectations or special considerations that should be given to particular case circumstances in evaluating the item ratings for a case. The OSRI contains questions, applicability notes, instructions, and definitions that provide more detailed information.
  • Engaging Young People With Lived Experience in the CFSRs: Key Considerations, Roles, and Recommendations reports the results of a series of focus groups in which 18 young people with self-identified lived child welfare experience were asked about the best methods of recruiting, engaging, supporting, and retaining young people in all aspects of the CFSRs. This brief discusses key considerations, roles, and recommendations for states when engaging young people in the CFSRs.
  • The State Planning Package is now available, which includes a summary, the Local Site Coordinator Toolkit, the CFSR Logistical Support Fact Sheet, the Equipment Fact Sheet, and the CFSR (OMS) User Request Form.
  • The Quick Reference Items List provides an at-a-glance compilation of all outcomes and items in the CFSR.
  • More materials are available under CFSR Round 4 Resources.