Resources

Notice

Due to recent Children's Bureau (CB) website updates, some of the resources on the CFSR Information Portal may contain broken links to documents on the CB website. We are working with CB to resolve this issue. Until this is corrected, please access these documents directly from the CB website.

The pages linked below provide resources for planning for, conducting, and participating in the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) process; analyzing and understanding the results; and planning for program improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI).

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CFSR Round 4 Resources

This section includes information pertaining to CFSR Round 4 planning.

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CFSR Round 3 Process

This section includes the CFSR Procedures Manual; information on logistics, recruitment, and state planning; and Children's Bureau information on CFSR/CQI processes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CFSR Round 3 Instruments, Tools and Guides

This section includes CFSR Round 3 instruments, reporting guidelines, and forms for onsite reviews and program improvement plan monitoring.
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CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicators

This section includes Federal Register notices, presentations, and related information specific to the CFSR data indicators and national standards.

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Technical Bulletins

This section contains the technical bulletins created by the Children’s Bureau to supplement official guidance and assist states in understanding and preparing for child welfare monitoring reviews.
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CFSR Round 3 Program Improvement Planning Tools

This section contains templates for program improvement planning, a guide for implementing improvement and information on the non-overlapping data period.

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CFSR Round 3 Findings

This section includes findings from CFSRs conducted between 2015 and 2018.