Tribal child welfare programs collect a lot of data for many different reasons. Often these reasons are externally driven, like federal reporting or grant requirements. However, one of the most important uses for data is program improvement and to tell the program’s story of its work with children, families, and the community it serves. To do that, it is important to know how to ask questions of the data and understand the answers it gives.
Please join Center for Tribes staff on May 12th at 3:00 Eastern to learn how to find trends, stories, successes, and opportunities in your data.
During this webinar, participants will:
• Discuss the indigenous history of data use and how increasing data capacity is an important part of decolonizing child welfare practice.
• Walk through examples of reports and data visualization to show how to identify trends, analyze needs, and find the story in the data. At least one example will come from a data system and one from Excel.
• Practice weaving the data into a story that can communicate the successes, challenges, needs, and strengths of the agency, families, and the community. Participants are invited to share the kinds of stories they want to be able to tell about their own work and community.
• Share resources on data offered by the Center for Tribes and other organizations.