Evaluators commonly struggle with defining and measuring child welfare outcomes. The Federal Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR) specify child welfare outcome goals in three areas: safety, permanency, and well-being. However, considerable variation in local context leads to different...
- A wide variety of services fall under this umbrella including parenting classes, counseling, life skills classes, substance abuse treatment, and so on. 5 Child Welfare Outcomes Child & Family Services Reviews (CFSR) Safety Permanency Family & Child Well-Being Basis for state/agency outcomes The Social Security Amendments of 1994 required the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct reviews of state child welfare programs