Application Example for Using the State Data Profile and Context Data

Discover how to examine and drill down into state data to build understanding of what’s happening in your child welfare system.

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States


This example illustrates how a team can explore performance on a statewide data indicator as part of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) or other system improvement efforts. In the scenario, the CFSR team examines permanency data from their CFSR State Data Profile and Supplemental Context Data Workbook and gains insight into state performance and areas needing further attention. Learn how you can apply a similar approach to examine state data, generate observations, identify new questions to consider, and build a better understanding of the experiences of children and young people served by the child welfare system. 

Use this example along with its companion resource, Guide for Using the State Data Profile and Context Data, to explore and discuss state performance on statewide data indicators.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). Application example for using the state data profile and context data. CFSR round 4 planning and implementation tool.  Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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