Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry: Evidence Part 4/4

Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry: Evidence Part 4/4 by Stephen Shimshock, PhD Director of Systems-Data and Reporting, Casey Family Programs — Evidence This post is the final part of a four-part series on Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry (FCI). In the previous post (From Stories to Hypotheses) we explored how to engage staff in unpacking the stories behind the data, specifically data that showed a difference in permanency outcomes for a sub-group of youth. Additionally, we examined how to use the themes from the stories and the data about the stories to encourage staff to form hypotheses… Read More

Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry: Process Overview Part 1/4

Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry: Process Overview Part 1/4 by Stephen Shimshock, PhD Director of Systems-Data and Reporting, Casey Family Programs — Process Overview Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry (FCI) is a continuous quality-improvement (CQI) process that engages staff in every aspect of the inquiry process. The aim of FCI is to improve child welfare outcomes by building a culture of “best practitioners.” What is a best practitioner? It is a staff person who is compassionate when working with youth and families, curious when analyzing data and patterns, creative when finding solutions to complex challenges, and courageous… Read More