The Child Welfare Reasonable Efforts Findings Study: Understanding the Study Design
- Alicia Summers
- Sophie Gatowski
- Anne Fromknecht
- Eva Klain
On the road to understanding judicial decision-making and hearing quality in child welfare cases, it’s important to stop and connect with members of the legal, research, and child welfare communities.
This August 2022 webinar introduces the study design and methodology for the Child Welfare Reasonable Efforts Findings Study to examine judges’ findings at initial and reviewing hearings and associated case outcomes for children. It shares key details about the study’s sample and data collection methods.
Presenters invited participants to weigh in on the information presented—including any details they felt were missing—and how the study design can inform their work. The speakers also shared project resources, including the conceptual model that informed the study.