Access tools to help teams prepare for Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 4 data activities, adopt an integrated approach, engage lived experts, and more.
Preparing for the CFSRs requires deliberate planning and collaborative thinking. State teams can use the tools in this collection to:
Prepare for CFSR Round 4
Strengthen use of data and evidence in assessing, focusing, and improving
Get ready to engage young people and families with lived experience in child welfare along with system partners in CFSR activities
Identify opportunities to explore and advance equity and inclusion through the CFSR
As an integrated approach, CFSR Round 4 builds on the successes and lessons learned from prior system improvement efforts, including CFSR Round 3 Program Improvement Plans (PIPs), the most recent Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), prevention and court improvement plans, and ongoing state continuous quality improvement (CQI).
Use the CFSR Connections and Integration Tool to reflect on what worked and what needs attention to achieve the state’s vision, pinpoint opportunities to integrate improvement efforts, consider engagement experiences, and identify action steps for moving forward.