Using Integrated Data Systems to Strengthen Collective Impact in Out-Of-School Programs

How nonprofit organizations in two localities use IDS data to improve their enrollees’ school performance and strengthen collective impact

Brief

This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief presents out-of-school collective impact initiatives in North Carolina and Texas and their use of data from a local IDS to improve educational outcomes for their enrollees and allocate resources more effectively.   

April 25, 2017

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Jobs and Race

Addressing Race and Cultural Competence in the Jobs Initiative

Report

Launched in 1995, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative aimed to boost employment options for young Americans living in low-income communities in six cities. This report looks at how the initiative’s participating sites approached hiring and retention inequities related to race and ethnicity. Readers will learn the successes and challenges of their efforts to address cultural competence and what strategies the sites developed to expand opportunities for job seekers and workers of color.  

April 17, 2017

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JDAI at 25

Insights From the Annual Results Reports

Report

This results report draws on eight years of data from Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. It tells how participating sites have achieved significant and — in many cases — long-lasting reductions in rates of juvenile incarceration and juvenile crime.

April 17, 2017

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Forging Partnerships With Law Enforcement

Executive Summary

Practice Guide

This resource-packed playbook shares examples and advice aimed at helping Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites forge effective partnerships with law enforcement agencies on a number of fronts — from detention screenings to trainings on adolescent development. The goal? Reduce the use of unnecessary detention while improving public safety outcomes at the same time.

April 17, 2017

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The Impact of Trauma

Facilitator’s Guide for Module One of TST-FC

Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. This guide, devoted to module one, helps trainers explain trauma and its affects on children and teens.

April 7, 2017

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Strategies to Address Trauma

Facilitator’s Guide for Module Two of TST-FC

Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. This guide, devoted to module two, reviews strategies that caregivers can use to help promote healing in children with trauma histories.

April 6, 2017

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Coping With Difficult Behavior

Facilitator’s Guide to Module Three of TST-FC

Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. This guide, devoted to module three, helps instructors arm foster families with important skills and strategies for coping with difficult behavior.

April 5, 2017

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Generating Signals of Safety

Facilitator’s Guide for Module Four of TST-FC

Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. This guide, devoted to module four, helps instructors educate caregivers on the importance of providing  children with signals of safety.

April 4, 2017

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The Foster Parent Resource Guide

TST-FC: A Trauma-Informed Caregiving Approach

Practice Guide

This guide, part of the Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Children training curriculum, serves as a foster parent's go-to resource on caring for children whose lives have been impacted by trauma. Caregivers can use to this booklet to extend their learning, access tips and tools, and revisit important strategies designed to help these children heal.         

April 3, 2017

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Survey and Feedback Materials for TST-FC

Practice Guide

This document, part of the Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care curriculum, includes four short surveys designed to assess what caregivers and agency staff knew at the onset of training — and what they learned as a result of the training. A fifth item, a simple feedback form, asks facilitators what worked well — and what didn’t click — during their training sessions.   

April 3, 2017

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