Guide for Using the State Data Profile and Context Data

Explore and discuss state performance on CFSR statewide data indicators.

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States


Teams preparing for the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 4 and other system improvement efforts can use this tool to deepen their understanding of state data presented in their CFSR State Data Profile and Supplemental Context Data Workbook. Complete the fillable Observation Worksheet to identify trends, strengths, and areas for further attention related to state performance on statewide data indicators. Find tips for examining variations among subpopulations to identify potential disproportionality and disparities in outcomes.

Use the guide together with its companion resource, Application Example for Using the State Data Profile and Context Data, and learn to dig deeper and discover new insights through an iterative exploration approach.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). Guide 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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