Upcoming Webinar: The 50 State Chartbook on Foster Care

Dear Colleagues,

SPARC and the Boston University School of Social Work invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar, The 50 State CHARTBOOK on Foster Care: A Web-Based Data Resource for Child Welfare Professionalson Tuesday, July 16th at 3:00pm EST.


The CHARTBOOK, with funding from The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation, is an online resource on current foster care policies, practices and financing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with a particular emphasis on therapeutic or treatment foster care. The CHARTBOOK is a “tool” offering key stakeholders the ability to: (1) benchmark individual states on various key populations, programs and outcome indicators, and (2) learn about innovative programs being implemented by different states.

Using the online CHARTBOOK, you can access data for your own state and easily do a side-by-side comparison with other states’ data. Each State Profile has been organized into eight sections: State Child Agency Background Characteristics; Demographics of Children in Out-of-Home Placements, State’s Enhanced Models of Service Delivery in Foster Care; Child Welfare Revenues and Expenditures; Foster Care Permanency Outcomes; Children in Foster Care Well-being Outcomes; and State Key Initiatives and Innovative Programs in Foster Care. Click here to access the CHARTBOOK.

The upcoming webinar will walk through the many features of the CHARTBOOK, as well as include feedback from national and state advocates on how it can be utilized for advocacy work.


Speakers will include:


  • Judith Gonyea, Chair of Social Research, Boston University School of Social Work


  • Mary Bissell, Partner, ChildFocus


  • Laura Boyd, Public Policy & Government Relations Consultant, Foster Family-Based Treatment Association


To register for the webinar, click here.


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