The Right Information at the Right Time: Supporting the Field With Relevant, Actionable Data

Explore how having access to the right information at the right time can improve assessment and decision-making at the child/family level, and how aggregate data can be used to support system improvements. 

Publication year: 2017
Capacity Building Center for States

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The speakers in this video, part of the Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2017 learning experience, share specific data-informed approaches and experiences from two counties.  

Use this video with the reflection worksheet, which provides reflection questions for individuals and teams. 


  • Erin Dalton, Allegheny County Department of Human Services 
  • Aaron L. Ford, Capacity Building Center for States 
  • Sandra Slappey, N’hawa Tangula 
  • Melody Vielbig, Virginia Department of Family Services 


  • Melissa Correia, Capacity Building Center for States 
  • Kate McElroy-Hjelm, Capacity Building Center for States 

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Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2017). The right information at the right time: Supporting the field with relevant, actionable data [Video]. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

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