Improving Parenting skills: New Tools in PerformWell

Posted by on June 17, 2013

Free Webinar

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 3:00-4:30pm EST

Moderator: Josie Alleman, Strategic Initiatives Consultant, Social Solutions

Melanie Ficke, LSW, Social Work Supervisor, Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Kristen Rogers, Ph.D., Chief – Data, Benchmarks and Evaluation Section, California Home Visiting Program Branch, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Division
Saunji Fyffe, Research Associate, Urban Institute

Learn what successful performance management looks like in the field of early childhood parenting, and how to improve your program – or funding of such programs – by taking a page from the playbooks of a practitioner whose organization doubled its donor base, a funder that is a leader in developing state-level data systems for federal programs, and a researcher whose organization provides technical assistance in early childhood parenting to agencies across the country.

Melanie Ficke will share examples of how staff and managers at Congreso de Latinos Unidos in Philadelphia use data for continuous improvement in their day-to-day work. Congreso is one of the Top 25 Hispanic Nonprofits in the country, according to Hispanic Business, and was – thanks largely to its successful performance management – able to double its donor base and dollars raised in 2012.

The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division is the recipient of the federally funded Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. Due to this funding, MCAH is putting in place a system that allows them to review data across grantees in real time. Kristen Rogers will speak to the data they look at, why it matters that they review it weekly rather than in bi-annual grantee reports, and how it helps them support grantees in producing positive outcomes while ensuring that the state meets its benchmarks for the MIECHV Program. MCAH is a leader in developing data systems to support and manage large, statewide programs. It currently houses numerous databases including Birth, Death and Fetal Death Data, Women’s Health Survey and Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA).

Saunji Fyffe, of Urban Institute, will discuss how other organizations can make use of new surveys and assessments in PerformWell to develop their own capacity to manage performance for early childhood parenting programs. PerformWell is making these tools freely available to help frontline service providers and managers in their efforts to continuously improve service delivery to parents of young children.

This event is of particular interest to nonprofit executives and funders in the field of early childhood, but open to everyone. The speakers will answer questions from the audience.


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