Resources

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 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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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 Findings

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

This section includes instruments, tools, and guidance used in previous rounds of the CFSRs.