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Why Data Matters 2023

Ended Dec 31, 2023
1 credit

Full course description

Course Introduction

This 3 module course is designed to help DCS staff understand data & data trends, how decisions are made based on the evaluation of data, and data’s impact on individual staff as well as the agency as a whole.

Module Topics

This course covers the following topics:

  • Understanding Data Foundations
  • Understanding the Nuances of Data's Scope
  • Understanding the Intersection Between Data & Disadvantaged Populations

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Meet the Designers

The Indiana Child Welfare Education & Training Partnership is designed to provide high quality social work education and statewide training for public child welfare employees. It provides BSW students with preparation for employment as a Family Case Manager; it allows DCS employees to enroll in the School's part-time MSW Program; and it provides state-of-the-art training to current DCS employees. This partnership is recognized nationally for its success and for its joint collaborative operation. Due to these efforts, Indiana is now seen as a model for the provision of public services that support children and families.

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Length: 1 hour


IU School of Social Work: Child Welfare Education & Training Partnership


Credit: 1.0


Audience: Department of Child Services Employees