Publications

Reports and Publications

Please browse our selection of research papers, presentations and white papers to learn more about our work with Strengthening Families and Continuous Quality Improvement.

 

SFEP Package Brochure

Mosaic Network has partnered with CSSP to create a unique online suite of tools to support programs that are implementing the Strengthening Families Framework. 

This 4-page brochure highlights the benefits and features of the Strengthening Families Evaluation Portal.


National SF Data Analysis

This paper analyses data from the Strengthening Families national database that includes the program self- assessment (PSA), staff survey, and the protective factors survey (PFA). The data shows how programs rate across the seven strategies with best practices to support children and families, and staff understanding of the framework, practice and professional development needs. Parent resiliency and areas where additional program supports may be warranted are provided. The authors offer insights and recommendations on how to better use the Strengthening Families tools to inform practice and resource allocation. 


Turning Paper Into Platforms

This paper provides guidance for states that are moving from a paper-based Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) to a technology-based platform. Interviews were conducted with state leaders that had implemented a data system for QRIS through various models: building in-house, contracting with a vendor or a hybrid model. Steps to engaging in this work are provided from assessing the state’s internal capacity, engaging stakeholders to launching the system. The authors offer insights and recommendations on how to implement a technology-based Quality Rating Improvement System, and make the experience cost-effective and gain buy-in from all types of system users.